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Dot Foods plans to construct new facility in Delaware

Sept. 24, 2018
Learn about redistributor Dot Foods planning to start a new facility in Bear DE late in 2018.

Dot Foods will soon call Bear DE home. The food redistributor announced it will begin construction of a new distribution center in Bear late in 2018. Dot hopes to have the facility operational in autumn 2019.

The new $36 million facility will be constructed on 35 acres of land at 301 American Boulevard, near the intersection of Red Lion and Wrangle Hill Roads. Dot plans to hold a groundbreaking celebration for the new distribution center in October.

Dot also established trucking operations for its affiliate Dot Transportation, at a terminal location in nearby New Castle. The firm plans to hire 50 drivers for the New Castle terminal location; those drivers will move to the Bear distribution center when it is up and running. In total, Dot will hire 125 people for warehouse, truck driver and administrative roles at its Bear facility within the first year and up to 200 by 2022.

Dot Transportation offers multiple career opportunities for both experienced and new drivers at the New Castle terminal: those that handle freight and those that don’t, with flexible schedule options. Drivers’ salaries are guaranteed in writing; experienced drivers who handle freight are guaranteed to earn $75,000 their first year, and those who do not touch freight are guaranteed $71,800. Experienced drivers also receive an assigned tractor on day one, vacation time match and health insurance gap coverage. All full-time employees receive a benefits package worth more than $20,000.

The new Delaware distribution center will house main and outbuilding facilities totaling more than 188,609 square feet. That includes more than 111,000 square feet of refrigerated, frozen and dry storage warehouse space; 12,600 square feet of office space; and a 9,700-sq-ft garage. Dot Foods Delaware joins Dot’s two other facilities in the Northeast: Dot Foods Maryland, located in Williamsport; and Dot Foods New York in Liverpool.

Founded in 1960 by Robert and Dorothy Tracy, Dot Foods remains family-owned and operated. Headquartered in Mount Sterling IL, Dot buys full truckloads of product from 930 manufacturers and consolidates those products in 11 distribution centers nationwide. Dot then resells products in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities to distributors on a weekly basis.

For full information, visit www.DotFoods.com.

Both Dot Foods and Dot Transportation are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all US locations.

To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.DotFoods.com/careers. For more on opportunities with Dot Transportation, visit www.DriveForDot.com.

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