Dot Foods, Dot Transportation celebrate grand opening of Ontario distribution center

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MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Dot Foods Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc., the largest food industry redistributor in North America, celebrated the official grand opening of its new distribution center in Ingersoll, Ontario, on Friday, Sept. 15.

The $50 CAD million, 168,875 square-foot facility includes offices and dry, refrigerated and frozen warehouse space. Dot and its trucking affiliate, Dot Transportation Canada, Inc., employs 70 people at the Ingersoll facility, mostly in warehouse and truck driver roles. Company leaders say that number will grow to 200 in the next three to five years.

In a press release, Dot Foods CEO Dick Tracy said, “This is an exciting day for our Ingersoll team and in the history of our company. There is a lot of opportunity for our distribution model in Canada. We built this facility because we’ve seen incredible growth in our Canadian business in the seven years since we established operations here. We need more physical space and a larger team to keep up with the demand.”

Construction on the majority of the building wrapped up this spring. Dot moved the first loads of dry product into the warehouse in May and began stocking refrigerated and frozen products in June. 

Because of the large growth potential Dot sees in Canada, the company decided to further increase the size of its frozen storage warehouse. Shortly after breaking ground on construction in 2022 they started work on the first ‘expansion’ while the rest of the building was actively under construction. The freezer expansion is nearly complete, and it is currently being brought down to temperature.

Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Mount Sterling, Dot Foods is North America’s largest food industry redistributor, serving all 50 states and more than 55 countries with a product offering of 125,000 items.

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