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Dot Foods completes expansion

Williamsport company expects to hire 100 employees in 4 years

Williamsport company expects to hire 100 employees in 4 years

January 20, 2008|By JILLIAN E. KESNER

WILLIAMSPORT - Dot Foods Inc., a redistributor of food and nonfood products, has completed its warehouse expansion plans at its Williamsport distribution center.

The company anticipates hiring 100 additional employees over the next four years, according to Brian Duffield, general manager of the Williamsport distribution center.

Currently, the warehouse employs 330 people. Many of those employees are Class A CDL drivers or warehouse material handlers.

The warehouse was built in 1994, and the latest major expansion is its second, adding 63,000 square feet of dry storage and 40,000 square feet of frozen storage space. The overall facility size is now more than 275,000 square feet.

The project cost more than $13 million.

The company is investing an additional $500,000 for expansion of the center's truck garage, which Duffield said will include the addition of a truck bay and break area for drivers.

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"We needed to expand due to rapid, double-digit growth companywide and at this distribution center," Duffield said. "Since coming to the area in 1994, the company has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the community. We are all excited to continue to create more secure and well-paying jobs for the Tri-State area."

Dot Foods was founded in 1960 and is the nation's leader in the food redistribution industry and supplies its network of distributors with 60,000 food service products from 600 industry manufacturers.

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