SALISBURY, Md. – Perdue Foods officially opened a new Southeast Distribution Center in Rincon, Georgia, on Sept. 5. The company said the center will support growth in its “No Antibiotics Ever” and organic poultry product lines.

“Investments in the Southeast Distribution Center will enable us to meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever and organic chicken and help us maintain the high level of customer service and reliability that customers expect from Perdue,” said Mark McKay, president of Perdue Premium Poultry and Meats. “Lineage has been a warehouse services provider to Perdue for more than two decades, and their investments in updated technology will help us better serve our Southeast customers.”

According to the company, Perdue invested $5 million into the distribution center and added 100 new jobs. The facility was a lease partnership with Lineage Logisitcs, a temperature-controlled supply chain and logistics provider. Lineage also added 55 new warehouse jobs to supplement the project and invested in facility and equipment improvements. 

“We are honored Perdue chose Lineage as its warehouse partner for the weigh-price-label program,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics. “Our decades-long partnership is indicative of our ongoing commitment to Perdue and its customers, and we look forward to supporting their operations in Rincon and beyond for many years to come.”

The center also will weigh, price and label poultry products before shipping it to customers.