Reinhart Foodservice is here to stay in Shawano, Wisconsin. The foodservice company is gearing up for its sixth expansion initiative, and residents couldn't be happier.
“From the very beginning, the Shawano community, everyone from the mayor's office to the zoning board, has been real supportive of keeping us here in the community. We thought this was a great place to invest,” said President Jeff King according to Fox11News.
Even though this is the company's sixth expansion in the region, it's the first expansion effort following its recent acquisition by Performance Food Group. The first beam for the new 260,000 square-foot structure was erected by employees and local residents today after they all personalized it with their signatures. Talk about hitting close to home. Just a half mile from its current warehouse, the new facility will be larger and friendlier to the environment. Additionally, the new distribution center is expected to create 50 jobs for Shawano community members.
“That’ll be a combination of sales professionals, purchasing professionals, warehouse employees, administrative employees in the building to support the marketplace as well as drivers,” said King.
Conveniently located close to the Shawano mayor's office, the agreement was heavily supported by Mayor Ed Whealon. Shawano is home to a number of national and international companies, so keeping them local means keeping jobs in Wisconsin.
“It's huge. These kind of projects for communities this size don’t happen very often and when they do, you take advantage of that,” said Whealon.
Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2020. Deli Market News congratulates Reinhart Foodservice and the city of Shawano on the continued success of their relationship.