Mt. Sterling, IL-based Dot Foods, Inc. has picked Dyersburg, TN, as the site of the company's ninth distribution center, a $24 million facility set to begin construction this fall.
Family-owned-and-operated Dot Foods’ expansion into the 166,494-square-foot building the Dyersburg Industrial Park on State Highway 211, 75 miles from Memphis in northwest Tennessee, will bring 157 new jobs. The company is the nation's largest food redistributor, carrying 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers. has already appointed 25-year Dot Foods veteran Tim Loyd as the new facility's general manager.
The distribution center is scheduled to open in September 2014, and a temporary office will open next month. The new facility will include frozen, refrigerated and ambient storage, a 125,000-square-foot warehouse and a 9,500-square-foot truck and tractor garage.
It will service Dot Foods distributor customers in middle and western Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and western Kentucky.
Dot Foods also has distribution centers in Modesto, CA; Vidalia, GA; Burley, ID; Cambridge City, IN; Williamsport, MD; Liverpool, NY; Ardmore, OK; and its main distribution center in Mt. Sterling, IL.