The company expects the facility, which will be called McLane PA, to be completed and operational in 2008.
The new distribution center will service McLane's expanding customer base in the upper Mid-Atlantic region. When completed, the Jessup facility will give McLane a total of 20 grocery division distribution centers in 18 states. From this nationwide infrastructure, McLane provides distribution services that extend into every zip code in the continental United States and to more than 50,000 customer locations across the country.
"The growth of our business has created an opportunity for us to expand our operations geographically and enhance McLane's superior customer service," said Mike Youngblood, president of McLane Grocery Distribution. "We selected Jessup after a comprehensive search that included the consideration of multiple sites in the region. Local, county and state officials responded very positively to McLane locating in Jessup, which has a proven infrastructure for distribution facilities and allows excellent proximity to our growing customer base in the Mid-Atlantic region."
Pennsylvania, through the Governor's Action Team, provided $525,000 to support this vital project that will bring 500 new jobs to northeast Pennsylvania, according to state officials.