Site work for the distribution center, which will employ up to 500 people by 2009, in the Valley View Business Park has begun, and the facility is scheduled to open next spring with 200 employees, state and company officials said..
By the end of 2008, employment will swell to between 400 and 500, McLane Grocery Division President Mike Youngblood said at a Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce office event attended by Gov. Ed Rendell.
McLane purchased 60 acres of land for $3.84 million from the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Co., the development arm of the chamber and owner of the Valley View Business Park.
The distribution center, McLane Grocery