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Dot Foods Breaks Ground on $30M Ariz. Distribution Hub

Dot Foods has begun construction on a new distribution center in Bullhead City, Ariz. The $30 million facility will be the company’s 11th distribution hub.

Located on 45 acres, the 185,000-square-foot facility will include offices; dry, refrigerated and frozen warehouse space; and a truck yard and garage for fleet service. It’s expected to open early next year.

“Our Bullhead City location will allow us to better serve our customers in Arizona, Nevada and California and become more efficient by reducing our miles driven,” Joe Tracy, Dot Foods CEO, said in a statement. “We’ve already received a warm welcome from city, county and state officials, and we look forward to building relationships with many more people in the region as we become a part of this community.”

Dot Foods expects to hire up to 125 people over the next year, starting with truck drivers.

In addition to the new facility in Arizona, Dot Foods has also broken ground on an expansion project at its corporate headquarters in Mt. Sterling, Ill. As part of the project, the company is adding 60,000 square feet of office space and 125,000 square feet of outdoor/green space.

“We're investing $14.6 million in this project,” Tracy said. “When it's complete in February 2018, it will allow us to offer some great new features to our employees and bring more of them together in one office.”

Dot Foods’ new Culinary Innovation Center, a resource that the company says will further distinguish the company in the foodservice industry, will be included in the expansion.

Additionally, Dot Foods is renovating and expanding the break room in its frozen warehouse with a $2.5 million facelift.