Henry County Mayor Brent Greer speaks to the crowd attending the Ribbon Cutting for the opening of the new McCartney Produce Distribution Center in Paris, TN. Photo: Shannon McFarland WENK/WTPR
From WENK/WTPR Radio- Paris, Tenn.-A large crowd of state and local dignitaries were on hand Thursday morning to help usher in a new era for the McCartney Produce Co. at its new location.
McCartney Produce held its grand opening at its expanded facility on Culley Dr., and Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said, “Since 1947, McCartney Produce has always been about community. All of Henry County takes great pride in this new facility and we’re so glad that Henry County, the city of Paris and the state were able to partner together with such a fine organization. The future of Henry County “is based on companies like this.”
Paris Mayor Carlton Gerrell echoed Greer’s sentiments, noting, “This is a partnership and it further exemplifies what we do here.”
“Many people seem to think of McCartney Produce as a small company with a small distribution area, but we’re not,” Randolph said. “Our area includes all the way to Asheville, N.C., New Orleans, Atlanta, Evansville, Cape Girardeau, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mississippi—we’re all over. We distribute products to stores, restaurants, retail, restaurant chains.”
Randolph also noted that McCartney is moving beyond just produce, with partnerships with the Allegro Co. in Paris and other companies. McCartney now offers cole slaw, vinegar, dry rubs, dairy, eggs, cheese, sauces, marinades and more. “We’re not just about produce anymore,” he said.