US Foods announced it plans to open a distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. to better serve its customers throughout the New England area.
The company currently services this customer base from its facility in Peabody, Mass. While the Peabody facility is approximately 188,000 square feet, the new facility will offer more than 500,000 square feet of space, including additional dry and cold storage and fleet fueling and maintenance areas.
“This new building will allow us to better serve our more than 2,000 customers throughout New England and operate from a more efficient and modern facility which will benefit the company, its customers and the nearly 300 employees in the Boston Division,” said John Glynn, president, Boston Division, US Foods.
The company has partnered with the ESI Group to execute the renovation of the new facility to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible. Construction is expected to begin at the end of June and the company aims to move its operations into the new building in the first quarter of 2015.
“I want to thank Seabrook Town Manager Bill Manzi and his staff, as well as Michael Bergeron from the State of New Hampshire for welcoming US Foods to Seabrook,” said Sandy Raine, vice president of corporate real estate, US Foods. “Working with this group has been a pleasure and has reaffirmed how proud we are to be joining this business community.”
Seabrook has a population of approximately 9,000 and is home to more than 250 industrial, commercial and retail businesses. It houses New Hampshire’s only nuclear power plant and has miles of beautiful seacoast with clean beaches and an active harbor with a thriving business sector.
“We are thrilled US Foods has selected Seabrook as the hub of its New England operations,” said Bill Manzi, Seabrook town manager. “We look forward to partnering with them on a major economic development project that will bring quality jobs and much needed tax revenue to the Town of Seabrook.”