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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DOT FOODS PLANS EXPANSION IN WESTERN MARYLAND, 100 NEW JOBS

Dot Foods, the first and largest food industry redistributor in the nation, is expanding its operations in Washington County and plans to add 100 new jobs by 2023.

The company is scheduled to begin a two-phase project in spring 2017 and anticipates completing the expansion in 2019. The majority of the 100 new jobs will be high-wage warehouse positions for Dot Foods and Class A drivers for Dot’s trucking subsidiary, Dot Transportation, Inc.

“This expansion of space and workforce will allow Dot Foods Maryland to boost its capacity from the current 450 million pounds per year to 700 million pounds per year,” said Brian Duffield, Dot Foods’ Maryland general manager. “This expansion shows Dot’s continued commitment to the Williamsport and Washington County areas.”

Phase one of the project is scheduled to begin in early spring 2017 and will take place at a recently purchased property in Williamsport. Dot Foods will lease the location to Dot Transportation, Inc. where it will house a new truck maintenance facility. Phase two is slated to begin in spring 2018 at the company’s existing Williamsport facility and includes renovating the office, refrigeration, and freezer space and expanding the warehouse to add additional dry space. The company anticipates investing approximately $35 million to expand the distribution center by 100,000 square feet to a total of 350,000 square feet.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A lot of people moving up to that area. It is bucolic and safe and still close to major medical centers and attractions. It's unfortunate that this area has turned to factory farming and the next to zero jobs that creates except a handful of very low paying that then hit up the welfare system. You mention this area to those across the bridge and they think Stink. That's why the homes around here are so cheap. We had a friend who moved from outside of Salisbury to near Hagerstown and I would have thought home prices to be comparable but they are much more up there. It's a shame because this area should be gold being so close to the ocean.

Unknown said...

good. I have been to their facility in Wisconsin. I was impressed with how nice and professional they were there. I even thought about applying there but eventually didn't. One of rare companies I have respect for.