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Pizza Wholesale Opens New Distribution Center In Iowa

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Pizza Wholesale of Lexington is celebrating the grand opening of a new distribution center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The facility will support the expansion and growth of Hunt Brothers Pizza customers in six states: Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Seven new full-time positions have been added to the existing 35 team members to support growth in the Midwest.

The facility is located on the former historic Hubbard Ice Co. site, where in 1883 ice was harvested from the Cedar River and supplied to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroads for use in all of their refrigerated cars.

Today, Pizza Wholesale of Lexington occupies 112,000 cubic feet of sub-zero storage space, 6,300 s.f. of dry storage, and access to seven dock doors for pickups and deliveries in the renovated 4.57 acre Hubbard Industrial Park complex.

“The Midwest is an area of dramatic growth opportunity for Hunt Brothers Pizza, with 80 new customers in the first six months of 2013 and a projected total of nearly 200 for the year,” said said Daryl Schutz, COO of Paris, Ky.-based pizza company. “For Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, that means we’re poised to keep expanding by creating new jobs, adding service and delivery trucks, and building a rock-solid foundation of logistical support for Hunt Brothers Pizza customers from Kansas to Wisconsin.”

With 7,000 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Hunt Brothers Pizza offers regular, thin crust and breakfast pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge, plus Hunt Brothers Wings and WingBites in Southern Style and Hot ’n Spicy flavors. Family owned and operated for more than 40 years and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., the company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

Founded in 1976 by Jim Hunt, one of the four Hunt brothers, Pizza Wholesale of Lexington services 3,200 locations in 16 states and employs 150 team members. The company provides Hunt Brothers Pizza products to the marketplace through advanced direct store delivery. It is one of 10 Hunt Brothers Pizza distributors.

For more information, visit huntbrotherspizza.com or call (800) 453-3675.

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