There is not a sign of physical growth that is more tangible than a new facility, and KeHE Distributors® is letting its success be known. The company will open the doors to its 16th distribution center this month in Goodyear, Arizona, supporting the local community by creating more than 270 new jobs in the area.
“KeHE is committed to serving its partners and bettering the communities in which we do business,” said Chris Sieburg, Executive Vice President of Warehouse Operations at KeHE. “We chose Goodyear to expand our footprint due to its prime location. This will allow us to better serve KeHE’s key retail partners, such as Sprouts Farmers Market and Albertson’s Safeway; bringing KeHE’s expansive natural, organic, specialty, and fresh product portfolio to the Arizona and Las Vegas markets. The addition of the new facility will allow us to further our extensive growth plans, while maintaining and enhancing the level of service our retailers expect and deserve.”
In recent years, KeHE has experienced immense growth, resulting in an increase in distribution to over 30,000 retail outlets across North America. According to a release from the company, this new distribution center will help support KeHE’s partners, allowing for faster distribution to retailers through faster and more efficient service.
The company’s new facility sits at 500,000 square feet and will create 270 new employment opportunities in the Greater Phoenix area, including positions in operations, sales, merchandising, warehouse management, and administrations. With its employee-ownership program and rapid growth, the new center will bring professional growth opportunities as well to drive economic expansion in the region.
“KeHE is an exciting addition to Goodyear’s thriving industrial ecosystem, and the expansion presents immediate career opportunities for Greater Phoenix residents,” said Chris Camacho, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited KeHE is scaling in the region, and we look forward to being a partner in their long-term success.”
Several hiring opportunities will be hosted for the new distribution center, including a job fair on October 13–14, 2021.
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