US Foods to Break Ground on 200,000-Square-Foot Expansion in Louisiana
MARRERO, LA - US Foods is breaking ground on a new facility expansion in the Mississippi River Delta this week.
The foodservice provider is slated to begin work on an expansion of its Marrero, Louisiana, distribution facility—taking its current facility from 70,000 to 200,000 square-feet and bringing 45 new jobs to the New Orleans suburb, according to a report by New Orleans City Business.
The Illinois-based foodservice giant first acquired the facility in June of 2017—when it purchased broadline distributor F. Christiana—a company that services more than 1,800 independent restaurant, hotel and convenience store customers spread throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
According to New Orleans City Business, the state of Louisiana offered US Foods a $1.5 million grant to offset the cost of upgrading the Marrero facility, as well as a performance-based, forgivable loan of $561,000.
The groundbreaking will take place at the company’s 7251 River Road facility this Thursday.
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