Foodservice distributor US Foods has revealed plans to build a $71.6 million distribution centre in McClellan, California.
The 355,000-square-foot site will house thousands of foodservice products as well as a meat cutting facility. US Foods said the centre will allow it to more effectively service its independent restaurant customers in the north of California.
Construction of the facility is due to start mid-2019 and it is expected to open at the end of 2020.
Bernie Orsini, US Foods area president for Northern California, said: “The expansion of the US Foods footprint into Sacramento is an important investment as we continue to serve independent restaurant operators across the region.
“We look forward to the increased capabilities the location will offer as we continue to execute on our ‘Great Food. Made Easy.’ strategy.”
Sacramento County supervisor Phil Serna said: “Sacramento County’s dynamic economy continues to foster many growth and expansion opportunities for businesses, and we are honoured to welcome US Foods’ new distribution centre to McClellan Park.
“I am proud that companies like US Foods choose to invest here and offer jobs for the community. I am excited about this partnership and the positive impact it will have for Sacramento County.”
Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, added: “The US Foods expansion is a big win for the entire region. The new facility is projected to drive more than $59 million in direct and indirect economic impact from the job growth alone.”
Earlier this year, US Foods secured a deal to acquire Services Group of America’s Food Group of Companies for $1.8 billion to expand its presence in the foodservice sector.
Other companies included in the deal were Systems Services of America, Amerifresh, Ameristar Meats and GAMPAC Express. According to US Foods, the five organisations had combined 2017 net sales of $3.2 billion and have approximately 3,400 employees.
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