Gordon Food Service announced that it will open a new distribution center in Aberdeen Md. before the end of 2014. The facility will serve foodservice operators in the Baltimore Md. Washington D.C., and Philadelphia Pa. areas, according to Refrigerated Transporter.
The family-controlled broadline foodservice distributor signed a long-term lease agreement for 242,000 square feet of space within an existing distribution center. The facility is expected to employ about 150 people within the first three years of operations.
“We welcome Gordon Food Service to Maryland and look forward to working with them as they grow and create jobs in our State,” said Dominick Murray, secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. “Maryland is ideal for foodservice distribution, offering an outstanding transportation infrastructure, central location to all major East Coast cities, and overnight trucking access to one-third of the US population.”
Gordon Food Service currently operates 22 distribution centers in North America. The Aberdeen facility will be the company’s 15th distribution center in the U.S.
Its U.S. distribution centers are in Grand Rapids (two) and Brighton (two) Mich., Kenosha Wis., Springfield Ohio, Shepherdsville Ky., Greenville S.C., Pottsville PA, Plant City Fla., and Miami Fla. Another distribution center operating as Perkins is in Taunton Mass. Distribution centers operating as Glazier Foods Co. are in Houston and Coppell, Texas. Two distribution centers are under construction, including one near Pittsburgh Pa. and another near Atlanta Ga. Both are expected to be operational in early 2015. Eight distribution centers are in Canada.
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