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