Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2010
South Florida nearly lost a long standing corporate entity, but after months of deliberating a corporate move, Thirs-Tea Corp has decided maintain its long-term connection with South Florida.
“Our company was founded here in South Florida.”, stated company president, Ray Welch. “The people, the weather, the multi-cultural atmosphere…all those things are part of our corporate history and, we have a long standing association with the community. It would not have felt right moving our company to another state.”
Thirs-Tea Corp. was established in 1977 and maintained their corporate offices in Miami until early last year. Mr. Welch and other investors purchased the company in February, temporarily moving the corporate headquarters and discussing possible moves to other states.
“Miami is a tough place to locate a company that ships product across the country. Freight costs to this area tend to be higher because it is considered a “dead-end” freight line. We had discussed moving our operations to other parts of the country, making things logistically easier”, stated Mr. Welch. “At the end of the day though, the decision, like most business decisions, inevitably came down to relationships. We have good rapport with our local suppliers, and you can’t deny the connection this company has with the South Florida area. We have secured a multi-year lease in Boca Raton, and we will be a part of the South Florida landscape for the foreseeable future.”
Starting in February, the company’s corporate headquarters will now be located at 4611 North Dixie Highway in Boca Raton, Florida.
About the company:
Thirs-Tea Corp. has been providing quality liquid tea concentrates for manufacturing and foodservice accounts since 1977. The company is known for its line of 4oz foodservice concentrates which include regular unsweetened tea, raspberry iced tea, peach iced tea, sugar-free sweet tea, sugar-free lemonade, and sugar-free fruit punch. Other foodservice packaging includes bag-in-the box products, concentrates in ½ gallon and 1 gallon containers, and specialty packaging. The company also offers equipment programs for most foodservice accounts.
Additionally, the company manufactures and sells liquid concentrates and tea ingredients for beverage and ice cream manufacturers. All products, including the foodservice and specialty packaging, are Kosher certified.
For more information, visit the website http://www.thirs-tea.com or contact Greg Grout, VP Sales and Marketing at (305) 651-4350 or greg(at)thirs-tea(dot)com.