U.S. Foodservice, which has 70 distribution centers across the country, plans to build 30,000 sq. ft. of office space and 230,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, although it has been designed to accommodate a future expansion of up to a 500,000 sq. ft.
The company will employ about 250 when the first phase is finished. It is being built west of Interstate 15 on Hinckley Drive.
The distribution also announced last week that it is closing its Fairfield, Ohio, distribution center by mid-January, eliminating 148 jobs, reported the Dayton Business Journal. Its closest distribution centers are in Cleveland, Indianapolis and Paducah, KY.
U.S. Foodservice, in a filing with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, said it will begin terminating workers about Dec. 16, with all positions terminated by Jan. 11, the closing date. Most of the employees at the distribution center are drivers and warehouse workers, but management and support staff positions also will be eliminated, according to the filing. The distributorship didn