Matthew Beadle has been in food manufacturing for more than 20 years.
“I’ve worked for many plants from freeze-fried processing to military rations and canned foods,” he said.
Now, he’s the Senior Vice President of Operations for RealEats, and its new 80,000-square-foot facility in Geneva.
RealEats new facility in Geneva ships fully-cooked meals throughout the country (video)
RealEats ships customizable, farm-fresh meals to customers throughout the country, according to Beadle.
“The building we have here now means we have a runway,” Beadle said. “We can grow, we can scale, we can bring in new automation, we can add more refrigeration to the facility which all that equals more jobs to the community.”
RealEats hiring in Geneva
So far RealEats employs 50 people locally, and CEO Dan Wise says, if you’re looking for a job, you can apply here.
“We’re definitely hiring we’re looking to hire more people locally for sure they should absolutely contact us,” Wise said.
RealEats has been around for four years but just moved to this location three months ago. It was previously located in the Geneva Enterprise Development Center
Wise says he’s happy to be operating out of the Finger Lakes.
“Just being around all the real food and being able to pull from the agricultural resources of the community was perfect for us, but what really struck me was the progressiveness of the community,” Wise said. “The ecosystem there is fertile ground, it is ripe for companies that are in food tech and agri-tech.”
Beadle adds local farmers are providing many of the. Meals that are being shipped out for customers to enjoy.
“We deal with a lot of food distribution hubs in the region,” Beadle said. “Rochester, Syracuse, within the Finger Lakes here and they have a lot of ties to local farmers and growers that are able to supply the cheese and different types of produce that we’re using in a lot of our meals.”
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