Gordon Food Service today held a grand opening celebration at its 420,000-square-foot distribution center in Imperial, Pennsylvania, 16 miles west of Pittsburgh. Attending the event were Lance Chimka, Regional Director of the Governor’s Action Team; Bob Hurley, Director of Allegheny County Economic Development; Gordon Food Service Ohio Valley Division Assistant General Manager Mike Arnold; and Gordon Food Service Chairman of the Board Dan Gordon. In addition, several state and local officials, and Gordon Food Service customers and employees, were present. The distribution center began shipping in May and now employs 200 people. The company expects to employ 300 people within three to five years.
From left to right: Bob Hurley, Director of Allegheny County Economic Development; Lance Chimka, Regional Director of the Governor’s Action Team; Jerry Cagle, Gordon Food Service Ohio Valley Division General Manager; Dan Gordon, Gordon Food Service Chairman of the Board; Mike Arnold, Gordon Food Service Ohio Valley Division Assistant General Manager.
“We congratulate Gordon Food Service on the opening of its new facility in Allegheny County,” Chimka said. “The company’s investment and commitment to the creation of new jobs is great news for the commonwealth and we look forward to supporting their continued growth.”
“Allegheny County is very excited to celebrate the grand opening of the new Gordon Food Service distribution center in Findlay Township,” Hurley said. “This investment is a testament to the attractiveness and desirability of the airport area for all types of business uses.”
Dan Gordon added, “We are excited about what this new facility will bring to the community, and we look forward with great anticipation to the growth prospects it represents. The efforts of our outstanding Gordon Food Service sales, transportation, and warehouse teams have given us the opportunity to build this facility to serve our current and future customers in this area.”
Gordon Food Service continues to expand its distribution network to serve its growing base of customers. With Imperial’s attractive business climate and proximity to customers, this distribution center helps position the company for future growth in the northeast region.
The company serves customers from 24 distribution centers in North America. The 16 distribution centers in the U.S., including the new Imperial facility, are located in Grand Rapids (2) and Brighton (2), Michigan; Kenosha, Wisconsin; Springfield, Ohio; Imperial and Pottsville, Pennsylvania; Taunton, Massachusetts (doing business as Perkins); Aberdeen, Maryland; Shepherdsville, Kentucky; Houston, Texas (doing business as Glazier Foods), and Coppell, Texas; Douglasville, Georgia; and Miami and Plant City, Florida. Another distribution center is under construction in Kannapolis, North Carolina. There are eight distribution centers in Canada.
About Gordon Food Service
Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for over 115 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators within the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store™ locations in the U.S., which are open to the public and provide restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee. Partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.