KeHE Distributors® Opens its Largest Distribution Center in Dallas, Texas; Era Vaughn Comments
NAPERVILLE, IL - You know a company is seeing impressive growth when each move it makes is even bigger than the last. This is the case for KeHE Distributors®, which has recently strengthened its foothold in the Lone Star State with its newest and largest distribution center in Dallas, Texas.
“KeHE is ecstatic to continue serving its partners and helping the communities in which we do business,” noted Era Vaughn, Vice President of Operations. “Dallas is the perfect location for this facility due to its prime location that will allow us to expand upon existing as well as new clients. Additionally, the size and technology improvement in this distribution center will allow us to provide an expanded assortment of items and improved level of service that our retailers expect and deserve.”
Set to open on October 5, this new distribution center comes as KeHE continues to rapidly grow and expand with new and improved facilities across North America, noted the release. The space will be nearly 1 million square feet in total, standing as KeHE’s largest facility to date.
Additionally, the new distribution center allows more dedicated support for the company’s ever-growing list of retailer and supplier partners.
As KeHE continues to expand and drive innovation, this newest distribution center has enhanced its technology to improve service levels to its partners. For instance, new technology advancements include a 210,000-square-foot freezer with a climate-controlled ice cream room, robotics, and automation to improve accuracy when selecting, and improved batch picks to reduce emissions and energy demand.
KeHE’s new facility will also create numerous new jobs in the greater Dallas area, allowing for further allocation of different responsibilities across distribution centers resulting in a maximized overall experience for the company’s partners.
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