Dot Foods will invest $24 million to locate its ninth distribution center on State Highway 211 in the Dyersburg Industrial Park in Dyersburg, Tennessee
, creating 157 jobs in Dyer County.
“We are excited about the opportunity to open our newest distribution center in Dyersburg,” said John Tracy, CEO of Dot Foods. “We conduct extensive logistics analyses on where and when to open a new distribution center and we chose Dyersburg because of the community’s support, proximity to other Dot Foods locations and customers, as well as its cultural fit with our company. We’re also equally excited to appoint Tim Loyd as the new facility’s general manager.”
The new facility will be 166,494 square feet in size and include frozen, refrigerated and ambient storage; a 125,000-square-foot warehouse; and a 9,500-square-foot truck and tractor garage. It will service Dot Foods distributor customers in middle and western Tenn., Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Western Kentucky. The distribution center is scheduled to open in September 2014, and a temporary office will open this fall.
“Tennessee’s ideal location and exceptional infrastructure offer distribution companies unsurpassed efficiency and proximity to customers around the globe,” Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “I want to welcome Dot Foods to Tennessee and thank them for their valuable investment in our state and workforce.”
“I am so very excited about the announcement of Dot Foods’ plans to locate a new facility in Dyersburg,” Dyersburg Mayor John Holden said. “Dot Foods, family-owned-and-operated for more than 50 years, is the nation’s first and largest food redistributor. Their core values, integrity and commitment to their customers and employees are the driving force of their success. We, as a community are very fortunate to have been selected as the site of their newest operation.”
“Our Chamber has worked long and hard over the past two years to win this new project,” Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber Chairman Larry White said. “I’m just really proud of our economic development team, including our professional staff and the volunteers who have helped us in our diligent effort to bring new investment and new jobs to the community. On behalf of over 500 members of the Chamber, I want to welcome Dot Foods to Dyersburg.”
“TVA congratulates Dot Foods on selecting Dyersburg as its newest food redistribution location,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “TVA and Dyersburg Electric System are pleased to be partners with the State of Tennessee, the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber and other local leaders to help new and existing companies to invest and add jobs in our service area.