Source: Arizona Commerce Authority
Dot Foods, the largest foodservice redistribution company in North America, has announced it’s expanding its footprint in Arizona. The company plans to add nearly 70KSF to its current operation in Bullhead City and hire 70 additional warehouse employees and regional delivery drivers over the next three years to staff the growing operation.
The Illinois-based company established operations in Bullhead City in 2017. The 190KSF Dot Foods Arizona distribution center includes refrigerated, frozen and dry storage and a garage to service the Dot Transportation, Inc., fleet. The expansion will nearly double the freezer space and expand the dry warehouse by about a third, add dock space, and an outdoor dining area for employees. The company currently employs more than 240 people in Arizona.
The expansion of the distribution center, one of eleven in the country, represents an investment of more than $12M in Mohave County.
Dot buys full truckloads of product from 1,100 manufacturers and consolidates those products in its distribution centers. Dot then resells products in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities to distributors on a weekly basis. The company, #67 on Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2019, boasts a workforce of more than 5,700 people across its U.S. and Canadian operations.