(February 25, 2010)—Jake's Finer Foods has opened a distribution facility and corporate headquarters in northwest Houston.
The new 180,000-square-foot distribution center, located at 13400 Hollister, represents the first phase of a 360,000-square-foot refrigerated distribution facility planned for the 22-acre tract.
The firm's former space on 939 West 18th Street housed its corporate headquarters and a 70,000-square foot distribution center. The 125-person company had been at that location since the early 1970s, according to Kevin Ulrich, Jake's vice president of sales and marketing.
The new facility features a negative 20 degree storage facility for ice cream and a fully refrigerated dock in order to ensure that food is kept at proper temperatures throughout its handling and storage.
Jake’s new distribution center provides slots for over 20,000 items and more than 4.3 million cubic feet of storage, including seven distinct temperature zones designed to maintain ideal product storage conditions.
Founded in 1946, Houston-based Jake’s Finer Foods distributes over 8,000 foodservice products to foodservice providers and restaurants in Texas and western Louisiana.