WICHITA, Kan. – Cargill Protein, a unit of Cargill, said the company has improved its capacity and supply chain efficiency by centralizing regional warehousing operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. This includes consolidating operations in San Antonio, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma into a regional hub to better serve retail, foodservice and food ingredients customers.

A contractor will operate the new DFW distribution center which will begin serving customers in fall 2018. Cargill Protein said the location also supports closer collaboration with other Cargill protein businesses such as multiple value-added meat processing facilities located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“The DFW area was the logical choice for Cargill to centralize our regional warehousing operation as it has an excellent warehouse, distribution and logistics infrastructure and major highways to all of our key markets in the region,” said Rick Johnson, Cargill Food Distribution general manager. “The move underscores Cargill’s commitment to design food distribution systems focused on delivering wholesome, sustainable and affordable food to consumers. It allows Cargill to scale our growth by providing customers greater capacity, more product variety and more efficient distribution.”

The DFW distribution center joins Cargill Food Distribution warehouse operations strategically located around the United States. These centers serve retailers, foodservice operators and food processors. Cargill Protein produces, distributes and markets beef, turkey, chicken and egg products to retail, foodservice and food ingredient companies throughout North America, and exports meat and by-products around the world. Cargill Protein operates more than three dozen protein processing facilities in the US and Canada.