IRVINE, CALIF. – Frisco, Texas-based Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a unit of foodservice and retail distributor Golden State Foods, recently opened four new distribution centers in the Midwest following its acquisition of DPI (Dedicated Logistics Inc.) facilities in February.
The centers began operations between March and September, according to the company, starting with QCD Minneapolis which opened its 70,000-sqare-foot facility in February. The center began delivery to customers in early March, and plans are to add more quick-service restaurants (QSRs) this fall.
With delivery routes spanning five states, the 146,000-square-foot QCD Chicago West location initiated operations in June.
September saw two distribution centers come online. Beginning in early September, QCD’s 135,000-square-foot Indianapolis distribution center started serving customers across four states and will expand to service more stores in early 2021. And, most recently, QCD Chicago East completed its 105,000-square-foot logistics facility, which supports QSR stores throughout four states.
“The optimization of QCD’s total US distribution network supports our valued partnerships with quick service operators and suppliers across the country,” said Ryan Hammer, QCD president and corporate vice president, Golden State Foods. “We’re leveraging innovative technologies, cultivating QCD’s talent, and creating dozens of new jobs, all to collaboratively support our customers’ growth where they need us for their continued success.”
QCD said the company's expansion into the Midwest and Northeast this year has enabled the company to provide service to 2,100 more QSR stores across 20 states. QCD expects to grow its workforce to more than 400 employees as newly built facilities prepare to support additional customers in the months ahead.
QCD includes 28 facilities servicing more than 7,500 QSR customers in virtually every state, and employing more than 2,500 associates.