Dot Foods Plans Manchester, Tennessee, Distribution Hub
The 177,000-square-foot facility in Coffee County will be the company’s second distribution center in Tennessee, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. The site will function similarly to Dot Foods’ operations in Dyersburg, and will include dry, refrigerated and frozen warehouse space. Dot Foods anticipates breaking ground on its new distribution center late this summer, with operations expected to begin in late 2023.
“Tennessee has a lot to offer businesses like ours. Dot Foods first called Tennessee home in the 1980s and early 1990s, and we’ve loved being back in the state since the 2015 opening of our Dyersburg facility. We are very excited to establish a second Tennessee location in Manchester. The most critical factor in continuing our business’ history of growth is talent. We know Coffee County and the surrounding region have a lot of it to offer. We look forward to joining this community and growing our Dot Foods and Dot Transportation family,” Joe Tracy, CEO, Dot Foods, Inc. said.
The facility will also have the capacity to expand its square footage in order to meet Dot Foods’ growing customer demand among the southeastern U.S.
“Tennessee is uniquely positioned to provide companies with easy access to their markets around the globe. We thank Dot Foods for locating another food distribution center in Tennessee and are confident that Manchester and Coffee County will support this company’s future success,” noted TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Dot Foods is North America’s largest food industry redistributor, serving all 50 states and more than 55 countries with a product offering of more than 125,000 items. Today, the family-owned and -operated business employs more than 6,300 across North America.
2022 Top States for Doing Business Provide an Environment for Business Growth
2022 Top States Workforce Development Programs
The New Industrial Ecosystem
The 2021 Top States for Doing Business Reflect Their Locational Advantages
36th Annual Corporate Survey: Executives Focus on Labor, Energy, Shipping Costs
Major Projects: Embrace Wide Open Rural Spaces
Area Development’s 17th Annual Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development Efforts — First Two Platinum Shovels Awarded