MT. LAUREL, NJ—Belgium food manufacturerPuratos Corporation has bought a57,750-square-foot industrial building at 1705 SuckleHighway in Pennsauken, NJ. NAIMertz represented Puratos, andWhitesell Construction, the owner of the facility,represented themselves in the transaction.


“With its close proximity to area bridges to Philadelphia andeasy access to southern New Jersey's major roadways, Pennsauken isan ideal location for companies looking to buy or leasedistribution and manufacturing facilities,” says Scott Mertz,company principal. “This building offers many conveniencesand first-class amenities and is a perfect fit for Puratos' rapidlyexpanding business,” he added.


Puratos Corporation is a Belgium foodmanufacturer and distribution company offering a full range ofproducts for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industries. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, Puratos says thiswill be its fifth distribution center in the U.S. The companyalso operates an additional five culinary innovation and nutritioncenters.

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