Facilities and distribution centers are essential to the work that foodservice partners like US Foods do. The company recently announced an expansion on this front, unveiling new plans for a $20 million expansion of its Fishers, Indiana, distribution center.
Earlier this week, the company put in a request to the Fishers Plan Commission to rezone 20 acres of land east of its already established distribution facility in a bid to widen its footprint in the area.
According to an article from the Indiana Business Journal, US Foods has received a positive recommendation from the commission, which allows the change of zoning from residential to agricultural. The change will allow the distributor to add 69,000 square feet to its already 230,000-square-foot facility, which will take place over the next three to five years. The company is making the request now due to the recent availability of the land. Without the property, US Foods would have to relocate the plant.
The Fishers facility employs 320 workers and operates 24 hours a day, six and half days a week. With the new expansion, 35 new positions will be created at the distribution center to add to the company’s ranks.
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