The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday unanimously agreed to sell 4.25 acres in the 70/81 Industrial Park to DOT Foods, Inc., which plans to expand its distribution center and create about 150 jobs within five years.
The Illinois-based national food service redistributor is buying property not needed by the Washington County Water and Sewer Department at the Conococheague Wastewater Treatment Facility. The plant complex is on Elliott Parkway north of Williamsport.
The land is across the street from the company's 150,000-square-foot distribution center, General Manager John Long said. About 170 people work at the center, which opened in 1994, he said.
The land purchase will make it possible to expand the distribution center on the existing site by 75,000 square feet, Long said.