Dot Foods has announced that Manchester, Tennessee, will be the home of its next U.S. distribution center. Dot has an existing facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
“Tennessee has a lot to offer businesses like ours,” said Joe Tracy, Dot Foods CEO. “Dot first called Tennessee home in the 1980s and early 90s, and we’ve loved being back in the state since the 2015 opening of our Dyersburg facility. We are very excited to establish a second Tennessee location in Manchester.
“The most critical factor in continuing our business’ history of growth is talent. We know Coffee County and the surrounding region has a lot of it to offer. We look forward to joining this community and growing our Dot Foods and Dot Transportation family.”
The distributor will invest $50.5 million into the 177,000-square-foot plant and create 251 new jobs in Coffee County, Tennessee. The location will include offices and dry, refrigerated, and frozen warehouse space; warehouse and office positions will be posted in spring 2023. Manchester will be the first of the company’s facilities to open with a family health center on-site to provide convenient, high-quality, low-cost medical care to those on Dot’s health insurance plan.
In addition, the Manchester location will be designed with the ability to expand all warehouse and office spaces in future years to meet Dot Foods’ growing customer demand among the southeastern U.S.
“Tennessee’s strong business climate and highly skilled workforce continue to attract businesses to our state. I thank Dot Foods for investing in Coffee County and providing opportunities for Tennesseans to thrive,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
Work on the Manchester distribution center will get underway late this summer, with a goal of having the facility operational in fall 2023.
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Dot Foods is a food industry redistributor, serving all 50 states and more than 55 countries with a product offering of more than 125,000 items. The family-owned and -operated business employs more than 6,300 across North America.
Dot Foods Inc. carries 125,000 products from 1,000 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail, and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 55 countries.
For information, visit DotFoods.com.