Performance Food Group Inc (PFG) announced plans to expand its Performance Foodservice–Milton’s food distribution facility in Oakwood GA during a groundbreaking ceremony held there recently.
This expansion project will include construction of a new 174,000-square-foot building to be built on 43 acres adjacent to the current operation at 3501 Old Oakwood Road. The new building will feature a freezer, meat-cutting operation, maintenance areas, and space for fleet operations. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the project will be followed by the conversion of the existing freezer into a three-zone cooler section.
“We are proud of our Milton’s team, which has done a great job growing their customer base with both multi-unit and independent restaurants over the past several years,” said Dave Flitman, president and chief executive officer of PFG’s Performance Foodservice business segment. “This expansion will enable them to continue to grow well into the future.”
Performance Foodservice–Milton’s distributes fresh meats and produce, dry groceries, frozen and refrigerated products, and restaurant supplies. Its customers include local and multi-chain restaurants, country clubs, daycare centers, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and correctional facilities primarily in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
“We’re excited about our future prospects and looking forward to continuing growth,” said Danny Berry, regional president, Performance Foodservice–Milton’s. “We live and work in a great area and remain committed to growing our business in Georgia and the surrounding states.”
Performance Foodservice–Milton’s can trace its history back to 1961 when it began as the Blue Ribbon Packing Company before becoming Milton’s Institutional Foods a year later. It was acquired by PFG in 1995.
Through its family of foodservice distributors—Performance Foodservice, Vistar, and PFG Customized Distribution—PFG delivers more than 150,000 national and proprietary-branded food and food-related products to more than 150,000 independent and national chain restaurants, quick-service eateries, pizzerias, theaters, schools, hotels, and healthcare facilities. PFG operates one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets, as well as 68 distribution centers and 11 Merchant’s Mart locations across the United States. The company employs more than 12,000 people nationwide.
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