Kitchener, ON, July 20, 2018 – Flanagan Foodservice’s new distribution centre in Whitby is now open for business. Fully operational and delivering over 100,000 items per week, customers within the boundaries of Brampton to Muskoka to Montreal are now being served from this new location.
Located at 295 South Blair Street, Flanagan Foodservice purchased an existing 80,000 square foot building and expanded it by 100,000 square feet of refrigerated capacity in one of the largest undertakings in the history of the company.
The new facility features dry warehouse space, a temperature-controlled dock, two freezers, and multiple temperature-controlled coolers to store the more than 10,000 unique products that Flanagan Foodservice carries for its customers.
Coldbox Builders—a niche builder of environmentally controlled facilities for the food industry and a key partner in the Whitby project—designed and built the facility’s cascade ammonia and carbon dioxide refrigeration system. Greener and more efficient, this system reduces energy by approximately 20 per cent and is the second of its kind in Canada.
The new location represents a $25 million investment by Flanagan Foodservice, and the company is excited to join the Durham Region community.
“We’re proud to be providing 100 jobs in Whitby and the Durham Region, with more to come,” says Dan Flanagan, President and CEO of Flanagan Foodservice. “We strategically selected this location to help us better serve our fast-growing customer base in the Greater Toronto Area and Eastern Ontario while building on our commitment to service excellence.”
As a family-owned company, Flanagan Foodservice has enjoyed 40 consecutive years of growth, basing its business on strong core values which include community-building, teamwork and continuous improvement.
Flanagan Foodservice is the largest Canadian family owned foodservice distributor in Canada. The company was founded in 1977 with an emphasis on customer service and has maintained this focus by always putting the customer first, enjoying 40 years of consistent growth and expansion. Flanagan Foodservice is constantly improving by refining its services, systems, and product mix, and offering the flexibility to meet its customers’ challenges and changing needs.
New Whitby facility will provide an ideal location to service parts of the GTA and East Ontario and is a key pillar in plans for growing foodservice distribution business.
Our Kitchener head office will see a significant expansion this year, with groundbreaking during the first week of September.