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December 8, 2011
Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor, is accepting applications for 16 paid summer internships for 2012 at several of its distribution centers around the United States. Students can apply for a specific internship on the company's website, www.dotfoods.com/careers/college-internships. The applications will remain open until Dec. 16. The current internships available for the 2012 summer are: Williamsport: administration and operations. The internships will run during June, July and August, Monday through Friday, and students will be expected to work 40 hours per week for up to 350 total hours.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2012
In response to the tragic events of Hurricane Sandy in the northeastern United States, Dot Foods is donating $61,126 to the American Red Cross and Covenant House New York to be used toward disaster relief. “With our distribution centers in New York and Maryland, we've witnessed the damage firsthand,” Dot Foods Chairman Pat Tracy said in a news release. “There are people without food or shelter that need our help. This unfortunate event obviously occurred in a densely populated region and thus, there are so many in need of support.” The funds were raised by Dot employees with a dollar-for-dollar company match and will be distributed among the two organizations.
NEWS
January 18, 2002
DOT Foods considers expansion By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - Food distributor DOT Foods Inc. may undertake a $5 million expansion to double the size of its dry facility in 2003, General Manager James Canella said Thursday. "We're expecting to continue to grow," Canella said. The dry facility, which is 60,000 square feet now, is "jam-packed," Canella said. Company officials are considering adding 60,000 square feet to permit further growth.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | March 31, 2012
For nearly three years, Ella Callaway has traveled 75 miles, each way, to work. The 34-year-old wife and mother of four drives from her home in Hagerstown to Nestle Ice Cream in Laurel, Md., six days a week. She has been hoping for a good job closer to home, but despite an ongoing job search, hasn't found one. After a job fair Saturday at Dot Foods Inc. in Williamsport, she is hoping that might change. Dot, the leading food redistributor in the nation, hosted the fair to help fill more than 50 full-time and part-time positions at its Williamsport warehouse.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | December 1, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - An expansion of DOT Foods Inc. in Williamsport is expected to bring about 100 jobs to the area over the next four years. The positions will be mostly for truck drivers and warehouse staff, general manager Brian Duffield said. The Mt. Sterling, Ill., company has locations throughout the country and delivers food service and retail products to its network of distributors. Duffield said the growth of the distribution center on Elliott Parkway has led to the expansion, which will bring the overall facility to more than 275,000 square feet.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
Dot Foods, Inc. - the leading food redistributor in the nation - is hosting a job fair Saturday at its Williamsport, Md., warehouse to help fill more than 50 full- and part-time positions, a company official said. Williamsport General Manager Brian Duffield said the company is seeking candidates to fill about 30 full-time material-handler jobs and 25 positions that require a Class A commercial driver's license. “We also have very flexible part-time positions available in our warehouse,” Duffield said, noting that the part-time jobs would be perfect for area students or people looking for weekend or nighttime work.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | December 30, 2002
WILLIAMSPORT - Dot Foods Inc. will not expand its Williamsport distribution center for now because the company bought a New York distribution center this summer, a company official said Friday. The Liverpool, N.Y., distribution center will take care of the company's short-term needs, said James Canella, general manager of the Williamsport distribution center. Dot Foods took over the Liverpool distribution center after buying out its largest competitor, The Drescher Corporation, in June, he said.
NEWS
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | December 5, 1998
WILLIAMSPORT - Dot Foods Inc., a national food service redistributor, will break ground later this month on a major addition that will add jobs at its distribution center on Elliott Parkway in Williamsport, according to a company official. The additional 46,000 square feet in freezer space will allow 20,000 square feet of the existing freezer space to be converted to refrigerated space, General Manager John Long said. The expansion will support the company's growing volume of refrigerated items, an area which it expanded into about two years ago, Long said.
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June 11, 2013
Richard Dearmont Vincent, 66, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away May 17, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1946, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Oliver Vincent, and Frances and William Grimes. He was a graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was a past employee of DOT Foods, Garden State Tanning, Handy and Harman, and Hills Chevron. He is survived by his children, Tammy Vincent of Middleton, Idaho, William Vincent of Fort Edward, N.Y., Angela Vincent of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cheryl Phipps of Franklin, Wis., and grandchildren, Frederick Hofmeister III, Luke Campbell, Oleander Kosy, Eric Phipps and Casey Phipps.
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NEWS
January 9, 2013
The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge generated more than $11,000 for the Humane Society of Washington County, officials announced Tuesday. The event, which is held in cooperation with the Town of Williamsport, attracted 369 people who took a quick dip in the Potomac River on New Year's Day at the town's River Bottom Park. “It seemed compassion was the operative word for the first day of the New Year with so many dedicated polar bears, spectators and supporters raising over $11,000 for the shelter,” Humane Society president Shannon Cianelli said in a news release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 8, 2013
About 400 people rushed into the Potomac River for the Polar Bear Plunge in Williamsport on Tuesday and then rushed back out, shrieking and shivering. Though dripping wet in a white polar bear costume, Dusty Hancock of Hagerstown, was still smiling. “Actually, I'm feeling better now - I'm numb,” Hancock said. The river water temperature  at snow-covered River Bottom Park was about 33 degrees. The air temperature was a little warmer. Hancock said he and his wife, Torri, who dressed as an Eskimo for the annual New Year's Day rite, wanted to do something for the New Year, so they decided to join in the revelry at the boat ramp.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2012
In response to the tragic events of Hurricane Sandy in the northeastern United States, Dot Foods is donating $61,126 to the American Red Cross and Covenant House New York to be used toward disaster relief. “With our distribution centers in New York and Maryland, we've witnessed the damage firsthand,” Dot Foods Chairman Pat Tracy said in a news release. “There are people without food or shelter that need our help. This unfortunate event obviously occurred in a densely populated region and thus, there are so many in need of support.” The funds were raised by Dot employees with a dollar-for-dollar company match and will be distributed among the two organizations.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2012
Just like many peoples' family Thanksgiving gatherings, there was good food, laughter and some good-natured ribbing during the Williamsport Moose Lodge's fourth annual community Thanksgiving meal on Sunday. Graham Blair, 16, ate a piece of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, known as “wacky cake” by his family. Asked by a family member if it was as good as the wacky cake made by his mom, Terri Blair, he said, “Yes, it is.” “How rude,” responded his mother, good-naturedly, from across the table.
OPINION
July 29, 2012
Dot Foods WILLIAMSPORT - Three local employees of Dot Foods placed in the seventh annual forklift rodeo, a national competition held June 21 in Mount Sterling, Ill. • Rob Cuddy, a 2009 champion, placed fifth in the forklift competition. • Twelve-year Dot veteran Dave Dingzon came in third in narrow aisle. • Russian transplant Andrey Kidd came in fifth on the mule, otherwise known as the electric pallet jack. Before the national event, the Williamsport office of Dot Foods invited its employees to test their warehouse skills in the narrow aisle, sitdown lift truck and the mule.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | March 31, 2012
For nearly three years, Ella Callaway has traveled 75 miles, each way, to work. The 34-year-old wife and mother of four drives from her home in Hagerstown to Nestle Ice Cream in Laurel, Md., six days a week. She has been hoping for a good job closer to home, but despite an ongoing job search, hasn't found one. After a job fair Saturday at Dot Foods Inc. in Williamsport, she is hoping that might change. Dot, the leading food redistributor in the nation, hosted the fair to help fill more than 50 full-time and part-time positions at its Williamsport warehouse.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
Dot Foods, Inc. - the leading food redistributor in the nation - is hosting a job fair Saturday at its Williamsport, Md., warehouse to help fill more than 50 full- and part-time positions, a company official said. Williamsport General Manager Brian Duffield said the company is seeking candidates to fill about 30 full-time material-handler jobs and 25 positions that require a Class A commercial driver's license. “We also have very flexible part-time positions available in our warehouse,” Duffield said, noting that the part-time jobs would be perfect for area students or people looking for weekend or nighttime work.
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