US Foods announced plans to expand its distribution center in Fife, Washington. The expansion project kicks off in late January 2016 and will nearly double the size of its current facility, allowing the company to expand its customer base and better serve chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice operators throughout the Seattle area.
“As the vibrant culinary market in Seattle continues to grow, US Foods is positioning itself to continue to be a significant player in the area,” said Matt Reynolds, president, Mountain West Area, US Foods. “Once complete, our expanded facility will allow us to double our capacity for product storage making it easier for us to bring our innovative, on-trend products and tried and true favorites to more customers throughout Seattle and beyond.”
US Foods has operated out of its 123,000 square foot facility since 1998. The planned expansion will increase the size to more than 216,000. The majority of additional space will be used for increased product storage to offer customers an expanded product offering and more readily meet their needs.
Among the many improvements to the distribution center, will be a state-of-the art kitchen and training center that can be used for product demonstrations and customer ideation and a technology center where US Foods customers can learn about the company’s industry-leading mobile apps and web-based business solutions.
The expansion project will also incorporate many energy and environmental improvements, such as a highly efficient cascade refrigeration system and energy saving high-output fluorescent and LED lighting. The company is also making every effort to use locally sourced and recycled content furnishings and building materials. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2016.
The Seattle distribution center is home to more than 300 employees and serves thousands of customers throughout the Seattle market and surrounding area, including independent restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions.
About US Foods
As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking™ and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line®, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton®, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.