We are very encouraged and pleased with the support Gordon Food Service has received on this project from the state of Michigan, The Right Place, and the city of Wyoming.
Wyoming, MI (Vocus) June 16, 2010 –
Gordon Food Service (GFS), North America’s largest family-owned foodservice distributor, plans to invest $24.2 million to consolidate several business operations spread throughout Canada into a new 100,000 square-foot facility in Wyoming. Pending all local and state approvals, the new building would be located within the company’s world headquarters campus, and would house 173 new positions the company plans to fill over the next five years.
Gordon Food Service recently announced an organizational restructuring in Canada that was developed to provide a more consistent and integrated experience for its Canadian customers. Pending local and state approvals, the company will centralize these roles in Wyoming. Gordon Food Service and its affiliated companies currently employ 2,393 in Michigan, of which 273 are retail positions.
Gordon Food Service was considering a location in Ontario, Canada as well as Wyoming for the expansion. The Right Place collaborated with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Michigan Department of Transportation and the city of Wyoming to develop an incentive and assistance package that included state Brownfield Redevelopment and Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax credits as well as local support. Located on 50th Street, west of Clay Avenue, the new office building would have the capacity to house up to 700 office workers. It would complement, not replace, other buildings on the Wyoming campus.
“We are very encouraged and pleased with the support Gordon Food Service has received on this project from the state of Michigan, The Right Place, and the city of Wyoming. This project is not only an investment in the future of Gordon Food Service; it is an investment in the West Michigan Community,” said Gordon Food Service President, Jim Gordon.
About The Right Place, Inc.
The Right Place, Inc. is a regional non-profit economic development organization founded in 1985 and supported through investments from the private and public sector. Its mission is to promote economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity and technology in West Michigan by developing jobs through leading business retention, expansion and attraction efforts. For more information visit: http://www.rightplace.org