Dot Foods Names Site of 12th Distribution Center
BEAR, DE - Food industry redistributor Dot Foods is expanding its Northeastern distribution network, announcing it is setting up shop in Bear, Delaware, later this year. The new $36 million facility joins the company’s other Northeast locations in Maryland and New York.
“It is a great day when we get to announce a new distribution center,” said President Dick Tracy in a press release. “The Delaware location will give us more capacity in the East. This is a high-volume area of the country where we expect to see continued growth. Our Delaware location will service customers in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. We’ve received a warm welcome from folks at both the state and local level in Delaware, and we look forward to continuing to build more relationships as we establish operations in the area.”
Set to be built on the 35 acres of land at 301 American Boulevard, the new distribution center will total over 188,609 square feet, which includes main and outbuilding facilities like an 111,000-square-foot refrigerated, frozen, and dry storage space, a 12,600-square-foot office space, and a 9,700-square-foot garage. In total, the company will hire 125 people, up to 200 of which by 2022, to work warehouse, truck driver, and administrative roles at the new facility.
“We’re really glad to see this great project move forward,” said Damian DeStefano, Director of the Delaware Division of Small Business. “Dot Foods’ choice to locate its new facility in Delaware is a testament to the state being an excellent place for businesses to grow and thrive.”
Along with the new facility, Dot Foods also established trucking operations for Dot Transportation in New Castle, with plans to hire 50 drivers who will eventually move to the Bear distribution center.
“We’ve already started hiring in the region and have great truck driving careers available today,” Tracy continued. “Our New Castle terminal is up and running. If you’re interested in joining our team, I encourage you to visit DriverforDot.com. Our drivers are a key part of our business, and we have some great opportunities at our newest location. We’re excited about the talent available in this area as we hire drivers, warehouse personnel, and office staff.”
Dot Foods plans to break ground in October on the Bear facility, with it in full operation by fall of 2019.
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