Robert Lee, president, told ID Access, that the division, called Lee Systems Solutions, LLC, will market its service to commercial and noncommercial contract and chain accounts.
Its first account, worth $250 million over five years, is with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing foodservice products to corrections facilities, state veterans homes, public welfare centers and the state police academy.
The division will operate out of the former Fleming Foodservice building, in nearby Altoona. This 150,000-sq.-ft. center offers refrigerated, frozen and dry warehouse space, and will allow the UniPro-member to expand its chain business opportunities, Lee said.
For a full story on W.S. Lee & Sons' expansion into the chain market, see the upcoming edition of ID Report