McLane Opening New Texas Distribution Center in Fort Worth

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Berkshire Hathaway’s McLane Co. Inc. will have a new distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas open in March.

The site, dubbed McLane North Texas, will be located at 7550 Oak Grove Road in Fort Worth.

The 625,000-square-foot facility includes ambient, cooler and freezer capabilities. It is currently undergoing renovations to meet the company’s specifications and standards.

The company estimates that the facility will reach full utilization by December 2019.

“McLane North Texas continues the company’s strategic initiatives which drive customer results and position the company for growth into the future,” said Lee Cobb, regional vice president of McLane Grocery.

Craig Rosenthal, a 30-year supply chain veteran, will lead the opening and continued operation of the site.

Rosenthal is currently the division president of McLane Southern in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

McLane North Texas’ service territory will primarily be the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, as well as portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The division is expected to employ approximately 600 people, including 450 distribution center workers and 150 drivers.

Temple-based McLane is one of the largest supply chain service providers in the United States, offering grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drugstores and chain restaurants.

© 2018 David Mazor

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