Weis Markets Cuts the Ribbon on Expanded Distribution Center
MILTON, PA - Weis Markets has had growth on the mind, with an expansion of 44 new stores in 2016. To support the increased demand, the company remodeled a distribution center in Milton, PA to include an additional 210,000-square-feet, pushing the the facility to one million square feet. According to local source WNEP, the company held a ribbon cutting to open the facility on Tuesday.
"It's a 24/7 operation. We service about 1,000 trucks in a week and 1,000 trucks out a week," Joe Kleman, VP of Distribution, told the source.
Terry Cox, District Manager, works in the distribution center. According to the source, the company plans to expand the distribution center again next year, opening up more jobs.
"The distribution center's going to continue to grow. That's going to help us down the road with more full-time employees," Cox said. "We have a perishable expansion coming, which will expand about 60,000 square feet.”
According to the report, the recent expansion has brought the number of employees in the facility up to nearly 900.
"We'll probably have 1,000 people in the building at that point, yes," Kleman concluded.
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