Utica, N.Y.-based Carlo Masi Sons & Daughter has joined the Pro*Act national foodservice distribution network.

The company will cover the Utica and Syracuse markets for fresh produce supplier Pro*Act, Monterey, Calif.

“Carlo Masi Sons & Daughter is a strong family business with a history of quality and innovation,” Lloyd Ligier, vice president of business development at Pro*Act, said in a news release. “It was the first produce specialist in central New York to use refrigerated trucks and has long been a premier, progressive distributor in its market.”

“Joining Pro*Act is an important step toward growing and improving our business,” Sam Masi, president of Carlo Masi Sons & Daughter, said in the release. “It puts us on the leading edge of the industry and gives us access to a wider variety of products.”

The family business distributes fresh fruits and vegetables, deli items and specialty products to foodservice operators, retailers and wholesalers from a 25,000-square-foot warehouse.