H-E-B, the San Antonio based supermarket chain, will expand its distribution warehouse in Temple, Texas. The project is expected to create 100 jobs.
The company will add a new automated frozen distribution line at its current facility, which supports over 100 H-E-B retail stores across the region. H-E-B is in the permit stage of the expansion with construction slated to begin by the end of 2022, and completion expected in 2024.
"As H-E-B grows into new markets across Texas, expansion of our Temple facilities supports our commitment to be the best retailer in Texas," said Chad Madison, group vice president of H-E-B warehousing.
Pending final negotiations with Temple EDC and the City of Temple the investment will grow the current facility footprint by 325,000-square-feet, according to local officials.
"It is our privilege to continue to work with H-E-B as they grow their presence in Temple, Texas" said Adrian Cannady, President and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation. "H-E-B has seen many cycles of growth and expansion throughout their time in Temple and we are proud of the opportunities they continue to bring to our region. This expansion project, paired with Temple's strategic location and immediate access to I-35, will work to strengthen H-E-B's operations in Texas."
H-E-B Grocery Company, LP, is an American privately held supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 340 stores throughout the U.S. state of Texas, as well as in northeast Mexico. The company also operates Central Market, an upscale organic and fine foods retailer.