Dot Foods expands to Manchester
Dot Foods, Inc. officials announced the company will expand its Tennessee operations by establishing a new distribution facility in Manchester at the Manchester Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. Dot Foods will invest $50.5 million and create 171 new jobs as the company constructs a 177,000-square-foot plant in Manchester, which will be Dot Foods’ second distribution center in Tennessee. The Manchester site will function similarly to Dot Foods’ operations in Dyersburg and will include dry, refrigerated and frozen warehouse space. In addition, the facility will have the capacity to expand its square footage in order to meet Dot Foods’ growing customer demand among the southeastern U.S. Dot Foods anticipates breaking ground on its new distribution center late this summer, with operations expected to begin in late 2023. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Mt. Sterling, Ill., Dot Foods is North America’s largest food industry redistributor, serving all 50 states and more than 55 countries with a product offering of more than 125,000 items. Today, the family-owned and -operated business employs more than 6,300 across North America.