KeHE Distributors’ new distribution center in Douglasville, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, is open for business. The state-of-the-art, 450,000-s.f. facility joins KeHE’s network of 17 distribution centers that provide natural and organic, specialty and fresh products to natural food stores, grocery stores and specialty retailers in North America.
“We are honored to expand our operations in Georgia,” said Brandon Barnholt, president and CEO of KeHE Distributors. “This new site demonstrates our commitment to serving a geographically diverse customer base and employing innovative practices and sustainability measures to enhance our operations.”
The LEED-certified facility employs energy-efficient practices, from water heaters and HVAC to sky lights and lighting controls. The site also features LED lighting, recycled packaging material and software to monitor electric usage. Nearly 100,000 s.f. of freezer and cooler space accommodates an increasing range of fresh perimeter products and market demand. The new site replaces KeHE’s former facility in Kennesaw.
KeHE celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours on April 12. KeHE’s leadership team was joined by business and community leaders, fellow KeHE employee-owners, vendor and broker partners as well as local officials, including Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson.
The festivities culminated with a “pick and pack” activity to help local area families in need. Guests volunteered to pack 1,000 boxes of food in support of Children’s Hunger Fund.