Nash Finch completes Lima OH expansion

June 2, 2010
Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a national food distributor, has announced completion of a significant expansion of a distribution center in Lima OH.

Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a national food distributor, has announced completion of a significant expansion of a distribution center in Lima OH. This expansion represents a substantial investment and effectively doubles the current freezer capacity.

Alec Covington, Nash Finch’s president and chief executive officer, said, “This important investment positions us to better serve existing customers while at the same time providing needed capacity to add additional ones.”

Expansion of the Lima facility began with a groundbreaking in August 2009, and construction was completed in April 2010. The added capacity enables Nash Finch to triple the amount of frozen volume shipped from Lima. A grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting is planned for July 2010.

Nash Finch also announced the closure of a distribution center in Bridgeport MI. The company has operated this facility since 1996 and expects to completely exit the facility by late September. All customers currently supplied by the Bridgeport facility will be transitioned to Nash Finch’s Lima distribution center.

“I want to thank all of our associates in Bridgeport for their many years of service,” said Covington. “It is never an easy decision to close a facility, but in order to best serve our customers this is a necessary move. I also thank our customers currently supplied by Bridgeport for their business, and we look forward to serving them from our Lima distribution center.”

Nash Finch’s core business, food distribution, serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores and Egypt. The company also owns and operates a base of retail stores, primarily supermarkets under the Econofoods, Family Thrift Center, AVANZA, and Sun Mart trade names. Further information is available at www.nashfinch.com.

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