JD Food opens new distribution facility in California, US
US-based JD Food has opened its new distribution centre in South-East Fresno, California, as part of its multi-phase expansion plan.
The 65,000ft² facility opening is expected to create nearly 144 employment opportunities.
By 2025, the company intends to increase its total workforce to approximately 288.
JD Food president Mark Ford said: “Today marks an important step towards increasing our distribution footprint, permitting our third generation, family-run company to better address the unique service needs of regional accounts throughout California.
“Our new state-of-the-art facility is ideally located for California distribution and offers our team the added space needed to nurture and grow our existing customer base.”
The new distribution centre features modern technologies related to climate control, docking and energy-efficient power systems.
Additionally, ‘The Print District’ acquired by the company will operate from the new distribution facility and provide graphic design and printing needs for the clients.
JD Food noted that the opening of its facility follows its collaboration with the City of Fresno for more than two years and includes a development investment of $10.5m.
The company distributes more than 5,000 products from more than 250 suppliers comprising national and locally owned brands throughout the state.
It has been supporting the Fresno Food Expo, an economic development and food celebration movement that is the result of a partnership with the City of Fresno.
Image: JD Food president Mark Ford with City of Fresno mayor Lee Brand, Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero and others to commemorate the opening of the 65,000ft² food distribution centre. Photo: courtesy of JD Food.