Dot Foods Readies Bear, Delaware Distribution Hub
The 188,000-square-foot facility will be located at 301 American Boulevard, near the intersection of Red Lion and Wrangle Hill Roads. The development includes offices; dry, refrigerated and frozen warehouse space; and a truck yard and garage to service Dot's fleet.
According to company officials, to prepare for the opening of its Bear, Delaware, distribution center in early 2020, Dot will hire more than 100 employees in the coming weeks. Positions range from warehouse material handlers to CDL-A truck drivers to office roles; in all, there are 30 different job types available.
"We are excited to find the best talent in the region to join the Dot Foods family here in Delaware," said General Manager Joe Little. "Dot is committed to putting the right team in place at all our locations. Our employees are our most valuable resource, and we pride ourselves on offering great, high-paying career options with a company culture that is unmatched."
Dick Tracy, Dot Foods President said, “Dot Foods Delaware joins our other two East Coast locations, in Maryland and New York and will allow us to even better serve our customers in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. We look forward to building relationships with many more people in the region as we become part of the Bear community."
"We are so pleased to welcome Dot Foods to Delaware. With the creation of their facility and hiring of 200 plus employees, Dot will not only add valuable employment resources, but will become a critical member of Delaware's economic fiber," said Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long. "This move reaffirms Delaware's commitment to making our state stronger and healthier through quality sustainable growth."
Dot will hire up to 125 people in the first year, starting with truck drivers. The company has established a terminal location in nearby New Castle, Delaware, for its transportation operations at 194 S. Dupont Highway. Dot will also have career opportunities for warehouse and support staff. Hiring will get underway next spring.
House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst said, "The largest food industry redistributor in North America, Dot expects to bring nearly 200 jobs to Delaware with this facility. These are high-quality, good-paying jobs right in our backyard, and I am encouraged by these significant opportunities for all Delawareans. This new site has the potential to be an anchor for the company and I am thrilled to see the construction get underway."
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