SACRAMENTO, CA (October 6, 2011)—Rosemont, Ill.-based US Foods—#2 on the ID Top 50 and the largest privately-owned broadline distributor in the nation—purchased 35 newly cleaned-up acres at McClellan Park, just outside Sacremento, Calif., with plans to build a 500,000-square-foot cold storage facility that will serve as a regional operations center and employ 250 to 300 people.
The US Foods corporate name was only recently adopted. Since 1993, the company was known as U.S. Foodservice.
The 35-acre site where US Foods plans to build is part of a 62-acre parcel celebrated by local officials as the nation's first completed, privatized cleanup at a Superfund site.
In August 2007, McClellan became the first military site to relinquish environmental restoration to private hands. The Air Force paid McClellan Park LLC $11.2 million to decontaminate the 62-acre parcel planned for office buildings and light industry.
The McClellan complex was a major aircraft repair depot and supply base from 1936 through June 2001. It was one of the U.S. Defense Department's earliest toxic cleanup projects, put on the federal Superfund list of most-polluted sites in 1987 after it was determined that hundreds of acres on the base were contaminated.
Air Force pumping and treatment of polluted groundwater beneath McClellan is expected to continue for many years.