RICHMOND, Va. March 29, 2011
Performance Food Group announced today it is expanding its 80,000 square foot PERFORMANCE Foodservice Roma – Springfield, Missouri, distribution facility. The expansion will add 35,000 square feet to the current facility and provides PFG with significant capacity for growth.
“This is another example of a company taking advantage of Springfield’s prime distribution location in the Nation.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to be able to expand our business in our hometown,” said Fred Dallas, president, PERFORMANCE Foodservice Roma - Springfield, MO.
Mac Pearce, president and CEO of PERFORMANCE Foodservice, added “This expansion project is part of our continued investment in growing Performance Food Group. It is one of several facility expansions we have underway.”
PERFORMANCE Foodservice Roma – Springfield, MO, serves over 1,500 customers throughout a 9 state area which includes pizzerias, Italian and Mexican restaurants, as well as regional chains. The expansion is estimated to add over 40 new jobs over the next five years to their existing workforce of over 100 employees.
“The City of Springfield is excited to hear the news of this expansion. This is wonderful news for our community and our economy,” said Mayor of Springfield Jim O’Neal. “This is another example of a company taking advantage of Springfield’s prime distribution location in the Nation.”
“We are always pleased to have the opportunity to assist the growth of existing businesses in our community,” said Tom Babik, president of Springfield Business Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “PFG has made a significant commitment to Springfield and certainly its expansion is indicative of the fact that Springfield is a great place for businesses to grow.”
About Performance Food Group:
Performance Food Group Company is the parent company of the leading family of foodservice distributors – Performance Foodservice, Vistar, and PFG Customized Distribution. Through these three segments, it delivers over 94,000 national and proprietary branded food and food-related products to more than 115,000 independent and national chain restaurants, quick-service eateries, pizzerias, theaters, schools, hotels, healthcare facilities, and other institutions via its 65 distribution centers and 12 Merchant’s Mart locations across the United States. Altogether, Performance Food Group Company’s family of distributors offers outstanding service with a wide variety of high quality products that, along with the strength of our industry wide relationships and expertise, helps customers run their businesses successfully. For more information, visit www.pfgc.com.