Food supplier to build massive distribution center in Findlay
Gordon Food Service Inc. on Friday announced plans to build a large distribution center in Findlay that will employ about 300 people in three to five years.
Construction is scheduled to begin in September, with a spring 2015 opening expected.
The site is a 62-acre parcel in the Findlay Industrial Park, owned by Imperial Land Corp., which received township approval for the project.
The distribution center is one of three the Wyoming, Mich.-based company will build. The others are in Atlanta and in its headquarters city.
“We have been studying our distribution network in the United States intensively for several months,” said Tony Groll, the company president. “The decisions we are making now are critical to maintaining and strengthening our ability to support our current customers and long-term growth.”
This will be Gordon's only distribution center in Pennsylvania.
Gordon Food Service has retail stores in Monroeville, Pleasant Hills and Robinson.
The company entered the Pittsburgh region when it purchased the site for its Monroeville store. Shortly afterward, in 2006, it purchased the site of a former Chi Chi's Restaurant on Route 51. Later, it sold the property for its Monroeville and Pleasant Hills stores to Gaelic Financial Services LLC but remained as a tenant.
The food service operator also provides food to hospitals, schools, restaurants and other establishments.
Sam Spatter is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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