Gordon Food Service (GFS), a family-owned foodservice distributor, plans to invest $24.2 million to consolidate several business operations throughout Canada into a new 100,000-square-foot facility in Wyoming MI. Pending all local and state approvals, the new building would be within the company’s headquarters campus and would house 173 new positions the company plans to fill in the next five years.
GFS recently announced an organizational restructuring in Canada developed to provide a more consistent and integrated experience for Canadian customers. The company now intends to centralize these roles in Wyoming. GFS and its affiliated companies employ 2,393 people in Michigan, of which 273 are retail positions.
A site in Ontario, Canada, as well as Wyoming was considered for the expansion. The Right Place Inc collaborated with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and Wyoming to develop an incentive and assistance package that included state Brownfield Redevelopment and Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credits as well as local support. The new building could house up to 700 office workers. It would complement, not replace, other buildings on the Wyoming campus.
“We are very encouraged and pleased with the support Gordon Food Service has received on this project from the state of Michigan, The Right Place, and the city of Wyoming. This project is not only an investment in the future of Gordon Food Service; it is an investment in the west Michigan community,” said Jim Gordon, GFS president.
For more information, visit www.rightplace.org.