Nash Finch Completes Lima, OH, Distribution Center Expansion

Company also announces closure of Bridgeport, MI, facility.

Minneapolis: Nash Finch Co. has completed a significant expansion of a distribution center located in Lima, OH. This expansion represents a substantial investment and effectively doubles the current freezer capacity.

"We are very excited to announce the completion of this expansion at our Lima distribution center," says Alec Covington, Nash Finch president and CEO. "This important investment positions us to better serve existing customers while at the same time providing needed capacity to add additional ones."

The expansion of the Lima facility began with a ground breaking in August of 2009 and construction was completed in April of 2010. The expansion enables Nash Finch to triple the amount of frozen volume shipped from Lima. A grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting is planned for July.

Nash Finch also announced today the closure of a distribution center located in Bridgeport, MI. Nash Finch has operated this facility since 1996 and expects to completely exit the facility by late September. All customers currently supplied by the Bridgeport facility will be transitioned to Nash Finch's Lima distribution center.

"I want to thank all of our associates in Bridgeport for their many years of service," says Covington. "It is never an easy decision to close a facility but in order to best serve our customers this is a necessary move. I also thank our customers currently supplied by Bridgeport for their business and we look forward to serving them from our Lima distribution center."