MT. STERLING, IL (August 26, 2013)– Dot Foods, Inc., the nations’ largest food redistributor, has chosen Dyersburg, Tennessee as the site of the company’s ninth distribution center. Construction of this new, $24 million facility will begin this fall in the Dyersburg Industrial Park on State Highway 211 and will bring 157 new jobs to Dyersburg.
The distribution center is scheduled to open in September 2014, and a temporary office will open in September 2013. The new facility will be 166,494 square feet in size and include frozen, refrigerated and ambient storage; a 125,000-square-foot warehouse; and a 9,500-square-foot truck and tractor garage. It will service Dot Foods distributor customers in middle and western Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and western Kentucky. A rendering of the new facility is available via Flickr.
“We are excited about the opportunity to open our newest distribution center in Dyersburg,” said John Tracy, CEO of Dot Foods. “We conduct extensive logistics analyses on where and when to open a new distribution center and we chose Dyersburg because of the community’s support, proximity to other Dot Foods locations and customers, as well as its cultural fit with our company. We’re also equally excited to appoint Tim Loyd as the new facility’s general manager.”
Having spent more than 25 years with Dot Foods, Loyd most recently served as general manager for the company’s distribution center in Cambridge City, Indiana, a location he helped open in 2007.
“Dot Foods and Dot Transportation plan to hire 157 employees within our first three years in Dyersburg,” notes Loyd. “This includes truck drivers, managers, supervisors, management trainees, warehouse workers, garage technicians, maintenance technicians, clerical employees and more." Hiring and recruiting for new positions are already underway.
This will be the ninth distribution center for Dot Foods. Dyersburg is located just 75 miles from Memphis in northwest Tennessee and has a regional workforce of approximately 123,000 people. Dot Foods also has distribution centers in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and its main distribution center in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.