Construction of brand new 70,000-square-foot frozen seafood logistics center at the Maryland Market Center

Jessup, Maryland – NAFCO announced today that it is breaking ground on a new cold storage freezer facility adjacent to its current seafood processing and distribution facility at the Maryland Market Center. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Dr. Donald Darnell, Executive Director of the Maryland Food Center Authority.

NAFCO has chosen ARCO Design/Build Industrial for the construction of the new frozen seafood logistics building bringing their total footprint at the center to over 160,000 square feet.

Located at 7775 Chesapeake Bay Court the single-story building is being constructed on 6.6 acres of undeveloped land at the current facility owned by Stanley Pearlman Enterprises, Inc. the parent company of NAFCO and Congressional Seafood Company.

“We are very excited to be breaking ground on a new cold storage facility which will allow us to grow our business in the Mid-Atlantic,” said Stanley Pearlman, president of Stanley Pearlman Enterprises. “Howard County has been our home for the past 30 years and we’re happy we are able to continue to call this home and to bring over 50 new jobs to the region.”

NAFCO is a full line fresh and frozen seafood processor, wholesaler and distributor. They process over 115,000 pounds of fishery products daily using state-of-the-art equipment and deliver to over 1,100 grocery and club stores. Their fleet of refrigerated trucks enables daily pickups from fish docks, all major airports and cold storage warehouses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

ARCO Design/Build is a fully integrated design, engineering, procurement, and construction company that specializes in supporting logistics and supply chain operations with large, complex industrial projects.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2020.

About SPE, NAFCO & Congressional Seafood Company
Stanley Pearlman Enterprises is the parent company of the subsidiaries NAFCO (North Atlantic Fish Company) and Congressional Seafood Company. NAFCO is the largest full-line vertically integrated Seafood Distributor in the Eastern United States serving retail chains and institutional distributors with a full line of fresh, frozen, canned, smoked, salted and live seafood. Its sister company, Congressional Seafood Co. is also considered one of the mid-Atlantic region’s best suppliers of top-quality seafood providing the freshest products to area chefs and restaurants. Both are located at the Maryland Seafood Market in Jessup, Maryland and conveniently situated along the I-95 corridor. Learn more about NAFCO at and Congressional Seafood at

Stanley Pearlman Enterprises, Inc. Media Contact:
Kelly Morris

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