Gordon Food Service, a provider of food distribution services and the operator of the GFS Marketplace retail stores, will build a 150,000-square-foot distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania governor's office. At least 100 new jobs are planned with the project, which will be the company's 11th distribution center in the United States and its first in Pennsylvania. "Our presence in Schuylkill County will provide us growth opportunity while enabling us to offer greater geographic coverage to our many multi-unit customers with operations in this area," says Jim Gordon, Gordon Food Service president. Preparation is underway for construction to begin at the Schuylkill Highridge Business Park; the facility is expected to be operational by late 2009. Gordon Food Services has been offered a $1.4 million incentive package that includes $990,000 in grants, along with job training assistance and tax credits contingent on job creation.
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