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In the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, the country's Fukushima nuclear power plant experienced a reactor failure, resulting in an explosion and subsequent release of radioactive materials. The level of radiation is causing consumer concern regarding the safety of products being imported into the United States from Japan.

04/01/2011
Industry Alert/Product Recall

As part of its continued expansion in Florida, Gordon Food Service announces the opening of its distribution center in Plant City, Florida, which was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.

The Plant City, Florida facility is the company's 12th distribution center in the United States and its third in Florida. President Jim Gordon said, "We are excited to add the Plant City location to our distribution network in Florida. This facility is in a prime location to support our rapid growth in Florida."

08/06/2010
Press Release

Gordon Food Service (GFS) announces that it began shipping products to customers in the Greater Illinois and Wisconsin regions on March 15, 2010. The new 450,000 square foot distribution center is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The facility contains a temperature integrity system to ensure proper temperatures are maintained in the freezer, cooler, and ambient storage areas as well as the receiving, storage, and shipping areas. The facility also includes administrative offices.
 

03/25/2010
Press Release

Gordon Food Service announced today the purchase of the Albertson’s LLC Plant City, Florida distribution center. The 1-million-square-foot facility occupies a 158 acre site in Hillsborough County off of Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando, Florida.

01/08/2010
Press Release

Gordon Food Service announced the startup of a 150,000 square foot distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. The distribution center, located in portions of Cass and Foster Townships, is now shipping product and employs 50 full-time employees.

"This new facility broadens our ability to service the needs of our multi-unit customers and provide capacity to support growth throughout the entire East Coast of the United States," said Randy Plekker, Gordon Food Service Executive Vice President.

10/05/2009
Press Release

Gordon Food Service (GFS) broke ground today on its new 150,000 square foot distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Michael Rossman, Director, Pennsylvania Governor’s Action Team and Gordon Food Service Executive Vice President Randy Plekker attended the ceremony along with several state and local officials and Gordon Food Service employees.

The distribution center, located in portions of Cass and Foster Townships, is projected to be operational in October 2009 and will employ nearly 100 full-time employees when fully operational.

05/01/2009
Press Release

Gordon Food Service (GFS) announced today the signing of a purchase agreement to acquire 47 acres in the Schuylkill Highridge Business Park near Pottsville, PA. Gordon Food Service is working with Schuylkill County and the state of Pennsylvania on plans to expand its distribution network in this northeastern market. It intends to build a 150,000 square foot distribution center to support both new and existing multi-unit customers in this region. The new facility will be located in portions of Cass and Foster Townships.

12/22/2008
Press Release

Gordon Food Service announced today that it plans to build a new distribution center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The proposed site for the company’s new 480,000 square foot distribution center is East of I-94 and South of 38th Street in Kenosha County. Construction is scheduled to begin this Summer with a projected start-up in Spring, 2010. When the building is at full capacity, the distribution center is expected to employ over 300 full-time employees, most of whom will be Wisconsin residents.

06/17/2008
Press Release

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