US Foods to double size of Virginia facility

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US Foods plans to add 220,000 sq. ft. to the company's distribution center in Manassas, Virginia. (Photo: ©2017 Prince William County, ©2015 Pictometry Inc.)
 
MANASSAS, Va. – US Foods announced plans to nearly double the space of the company’s distribution center in Prince William County, Virginia.

The project includes a 222,000-sq.-ft. expansion and renovation of the current facility in Manassas, Virginia, in the Brentsville Magisterial District of Prince William County. The project, which US Foods expects to be completed by the end of 2018, will increase the total useable floor space to more than 446,000 sq. ft.

“As a leading food distributor in Virginia, we are excited to be adding to our local workforce,” said Jim Sturgell, area president for Metro DC, US Foods. “Not only does this expansion allow us to create more jobs, it allows us to strengthen our presence and leadership in this market and continue to provide exceptional service to our growing Virginia customer base.”

Additionally, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved an agreement between US Foods and the Industrial Development Authority of Prince William County which assigns a $350,000 grant towards the construction of a new facility and purchase of new equipment. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide employee training.

“Virginia’s distribution base remains strong and continues to grow, thanks to leading companies like US Foods that choose to reinvest in the Commonwealth,” said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who approved the $350,000 grant. “This important project was very competitive, and we are proud that major companies continue to recognize the advantage of Virginia’s strategic Mid-Atlantic location and extensive transportation infrastructure. As we celebrate another step forward in our ongoing efforts to build the new Virginia economy by promoting the growth of existing businesses, we thank US Foods for its continued partnership and growth in Prince William County.”

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