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U.S. Foodservice-Kansas City finishes 50,000-square-foot expansion

KANSAS CITY (March 18, 2010)—U.S. Foodservice-Kansas City has wrapped up a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its Topeka distribution facility.

The extra space lets the warehouse stock almost 13,000 food and food-service products, stretches cooler space by more than a third, almost doubles freezer space, and triples available dock space, the company said in a release.

The project, which expands the facility to about 355,000 square feet, began in June 2009. It also included remodeling to make better use of existing space.

“The new space will make it easier for us to continue to provide our customers with ‘beyond the plate’ services while we continue to expand our product offering,” company President Gary Myers said in the release.

The company also pursued energy efficiency options, such as lighting, draft elimination, a white roof to prevent heat absorption, and recycling or reuse of material from demolishing a covered truck yard. U.S. Foodservice also will work with Cascade Energy Engineering, a Portland company, to set up an energy management system and do an energy audit of the facility.

U.S. Foodservice-Kansas City is based in Lenexa.

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