US Foods Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center in McClellan Park
SACRAMENTO, CA - Here in Sactown, USA, we like to celebrate things in a big way. For instance, when US Foods announced in July of last year that it was thinking about opening a $71.6 million distribution center in McClellan Park, the ANUK office may or may not have done a jig. (We like foodservice stories, okay?) Today, the jig only got jiggier, because the company released a statement that it broke ground on the 355,000-square-foot facility.
“We are excited about the opportunities this state-of-the-art facility will bring to the region as we continue to showcase our commitment to helping independent restaurant operators across Northern California succeed,” said Bernie Orsini, Area President for Northern California. “This is an important investment made possible by the dedication of our US Foods leadership in partnership with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the Governor’s Office of Business, and Economic Development and Sacramento County, and we’d like to extend our gratitude for their ongoing support.”
Set to open at the end of 2020, the facility will hold thousands of foodservice products in addition to a meat cutting facility and fleet operations. A press release noted that a full-service demonstration kitchen and training center will be at the center to provide both a space for recipe innovation and customer product demos.
The facility will meet rigorous energy-saving standards as well, as it is designed to meet LEED Silver certification requirements. It will incorporate energy and environmental improvements, such as energy efficient refrigeration systems, energy-saving LED lighting, optimized HVAC systems, and water-saving landscaping.
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