KeHE Distributors celebrated the grand opening of its distribution center Oct. 5 in Dallas. The facility is the company’s largest to date, totaling nearly one million square feet.
City officials and KeHE executives gathered at the new location for the celebration. The event kicked off with a ribbon cutting and included a photo booth, local cuisine, speeches from KeHE officials and tours of the brand-new facility.
The center will provide more than 500 new jobs and growth opportunities for the community and KeHE. The space will allow more dedicated support for the company’s ever-growing list of retailers and supplier partners.
“The opening of the new Dallas facility strengthens KeHE’s ability to deliver improved service levels to our current and prospective customers,” said Era Vaughn, VP of operations.
“Aligning with KeHE’s focus on optimizing our operational excellence, the Dallas facility enhances our distribution network with advancements in technology and automation, enabling our partners to grow and prosper.”
The distribution center aims to improve service levels to its partners through its enhanced technology. These advancements include a 210,000-square-foot freezer with a climate-controlled ice cream room, robotics and automation to improve accuracy when selecting and improved batch picks to reduce emissions and energy demand.
“We are delighted that KeHE has chosen Dallas for their newest and largest distribution center,” said Mayor Eric Johnson. “This is not only providing a plethora of new job opportunities to the members of our community, but it is also driving serious economic growth for the city of Dallas. We are incredibly eager to see the benefits this new center will bring to our community.”
For more information about its growing distribution network and services, visit kehe.com.
KeHE Distributors is a distributor of natural, organic, specialty and fresh products to more than 30,000 natural food stores, chain and independent grocery stores, e-commerce retailers and other specialty products retailers throughout North America.