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MCLANE ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NEW GROCERY DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN FORT WORTH, TX

Oct 1, 2018

TEMPLE, Texas -- McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, formally announced it will open a new distribution center, McLane North Texas, at 7550 Oak Grove Road in Fort Worth.

The 625,000 square foot facility has ambient, cooler and freezer capabilities. The building is currently undergoing renovations to meet McLane’s industry-leading specifications and standards. The facility will begin operations in March 2019 with full utilization by December 2019.

Craig Rosenthal will lead the opening and continued operation of the new facility. Rosenthal, a 30-year supply chain veteran, is currently the division president of McLane Southern in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

The service territory of McLane North Texas will primarily be the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex along with portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The division is expected to employ approximately 600 North Texans — 450 teammates in the distribution center and 150 drivers.

“McLane North Texas continues the company’s strategic initiatives which drive customer results and position the company for growth into the future,” said Lee Cobb, regional vice president of McLane Grocery.

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

McLANE COMPANY LAUNCHES WARRIORS TO WHEELS INITIATIVE FOR VETERANS AS PART OF DRIVER APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

May 10, 2018

05/09/2018 - TEMPLE, TX -- McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, launched a Registered Driver Apprenticeship Program featuring a veteran initiative, Warriors to Wheels.

On May 8, 2018, at 9 am, McLane hosted a signing ceremony for the press, local dignitaries and senior leadership of McLane at their Southwest location to officially roll out the program. The ceremony included speeches from James “Dudley” Light, State Director for the U.S. Department of Labor, Tony Frankenberger, President of Grocery at McLane, Rodney Smoczyk, Director of Recruitment at McLane and Jennifer Rojas Clouse, EEO Compliance and Inclusion Manager at McLane. Special guests included Martha Tyroch, District Representative for Texas State Senator Dawn Buckingham, Roxann Griffin, Regional Veterans’ Employment Coordinator for U.S. Department of Labor, Charles Ayres, Vice President of Temple Economic Development Corporation, and Susan Kamas, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.

The Warriors to Wheels program is GI Bill approved and is a Registered Driver Apprenticeship with the Department of Labor.  It is designed to attract and provide military veterans an “earn while you learn” training model that utilizes their military training experience to move into a career in transportation. McLane offers careers that don’t require drivers to be away from their families for extended periods of time. Delivery drivers run 1-2-day routes, with over 80 distribution centers nationwide.

The Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship Programs help employers recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce. Registered apprenticeships are industry-driven and flexible training solutions that help to reduce turnover, costs and increase employee retention.

McLane’s Driver Apprenticeship Program is open to anyone, not just veterans. However, military veterans who are eligible for GI Bill benefits can receive their GI Bill housing allowance while earning a wage at the same time.

“Warriors to Wheels exemplifies McLane’s long-standing commitment to military veterans and is intentional in creating pathways for veterans to enjoy stable careers while earning good incomes for their families. Our partnership with the Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program helps to strengthen our shared commitment to bridge the skills gap and diversify the workforce,” said Jennifer Rojas Clouse, EEO Compliance and Inclusion Manager.

To learn more about McLane’s Warriors to Wheels program and to locate approved training locations, visit McLanew2w.com.

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S.

In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

McLANE COMPANY'S RIVERSIDE DISTRIBUTION CENTER RECEIVES CHICK-FIL-A PARTNERS AWARD

May 8, 2018 McLane accepted the award at Chick-fil-A's Annual Partner's Meeting and Awards Banquet on May 1, 2018.

05/07/2018 - TEMPLE, TX -- McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, is the recipient of Chick-fil-A’s Partners Award for its Riverside Distribution Center. The award recognizes exceptional performance from an outstanding supplier.

Nominations are submitted for the award based on service that went above and beyond expectations. Past recipients of this award include Perdue Farms, KanPak, T. Marzetti and two other McLane Distribution Center locations: Sumner and Lewisville.

Representatives from McLane Riverside accepted the award during the annual partner’s meeting and awards banquet at Chick-fil-A’s Peach Bowl Challenge on May 1, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA.

“McLane Riverside was the top performer in the Chick-fil-A Distribution Network for both on-times (97.32%) and fill-rate (99.97%).  This steady, exceptional performance is certainly driving high Chick-fil-A operator satisfaction in Southern California,” said Steve Barker, Sr. Director, Supply Chain Operations at Chick-fil-A.

“The Riverside team does a great job for Chick-fil-A operators by providing proactive communication. In 2017, Riverside led all Chick-fil-A distributors with on-time deliveries,” said Jeff Bass, Director SC Services and Division Purchasing at McLane.

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,200 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A reported over $9 billion in revenue in 2017, which marks 50 consecutive years of sales growth. A leader in customer service satisfaction, consumers voted Chick-fil-A, Inc. #4 in Harris Poll’s annual corporate reputation survey, ranking the company 4th in 100 in 2018.

Chick-fil-A was also recognized for customer experience again in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings survey, was named “Best Franchise Brand” in 2018 by Airport Revenue News and was named one of the top 100 best places to work by Glassdoor in 2017.

Continuing its founder’s legacy of generosity and service, in 2017 the company’s philanthropic Chick-fil-A Foundation awarded 1.23 million to 23 not-for-profit organizations across 13 states through the True Inspiration Awards and almost $9 million in scholarships to restaurant Team Members nationwide. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com

McLANE COMPANY SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA'S 2018 PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

May 4, 2018 McLane recognized as one of five finalists, based on positive impact, innovation and reach of work

05/03/2018 - TEMPLE, TX -- McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, was selected as one of five finalists for the 2018 PHA Partner of the Year Award.

PHA recognized the Partner of the Year Award finalists at their Innovating a Healthier Future Summit on May 2-4, 2018 in Washington, DC. The winner will be announced at the 2018 Fit to Celebrate Gala on September 27, 2018, also taking place in Washington, DC.

PHA’s Partner of the Year Award nominees are evaluated on the reach, innovation and positive impact of their work in populations disproportionately impacted by childhood obesity. The nominees support PHA’s mission to ensure that children and families have the opportunity to live healthier lives wherever they are. The nominees also create a ripple effect, inspiring others in their industry to take action and make “the healthy choice the easy choice” while executing successful partner-to-partner opportunities.

McLane Company partnered with PHA on May 16, 2016 and became the first grocery and foodservice supply chain distributor to do so. McLane’s commitment to PHA includes a wide range of supply chain solutions that make it easier for stores to stock fresh produce, private label bottled water with the Drink Up logo (a PHA signature initiative encouraging people to drink more water more often) and products that meet PHA’s Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria. In 2017 alone, McLane distributed 1.325 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables to foodservice and grocery retailers, modernizing the system in which fresh produce is accessed by the average American citizen. McLane supplies retailers with fruit and vegetable point-of-sale kits at no charge.  The materials are designed to encourage consumers to purchase fresh produce while shopping.

Through its subsidiary, Consumer Value Products, McLane has created healthier new private label products that meet PHA’s Healthier Food and Beverage Criteria or PHA’s Healthier Recipe Criteria. The products are promoted to retailers and priced competitively, making it easier for the consumers to identify healthier choices. McLane also offers bundled discounts to retailers on a routine basis that align with seasonal themes.

Additionally, McLane makes healthier choices easier for its teammates, offering free activity trackers, healthier catering options for corporate meetings and healthy lifestyle tips and recipes in its internal teammate magazine. As a Drink Up partner, McLane promotes Drink Up messaging to teammates with posters at water coolers and fountains at its headquarters, administrative offices and 80 distribution centers.

"We are honored to be chosen as a finalist for PHA's Partner of the Year Award for 2018. PHA's initiatives to help end childhood obesity are innovative yet accessible for parents and families, and McLane is delighted to spread the word to our teammates, our customers and consumers nationwide,” said Tom Sicola, VP of Marketing at McLane Company, Inc.

"As a finalist for PHA’s prestigious Partner of the Year Award, we congratulate McLane Company on this recognition," said Blythe Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer at Partnership for a Healthier America. "Delivering to nearly 110,000 convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants across the country, this acknowledgement is a testament to their commitment to ensuring families have access to healthier options wherever they are."

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

About Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)

PHA’s mission is to leverage the power of the private sector to bring lasting systemic changes that improve the food supply, increase healthy choices, increase physical activity and contribute to a culture of health. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA identifies, accelerates and celebrates voluntary business practices that improve or increase choice or lead to new norms and behavior around food and physical activity.  For more information about PHA, please visit www.ahealthieramerica.org and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.