KeHE Distributors is pleased to announce the opening of a new distribution center in Douglasville, Ga., an Atlanta suburb. The state-of-the-art, 450,000-square-foot facility joins KeHE's network of 17 distribution centers that provide natural and organic, specialty and fresh products to natural food stores, grocery stores and specialty retailers throughout North America.
KeHE Chief Operations Officer Gene Carter, Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson, Douglas County Commissioner Chairman Romona Jackson Jones, District 4 County Commissioner Ann Jones Guider, District 2 County Commissioner Kelly Robinson and Georgia Sen. Donzella James celebrate the grand opening of KeHE's new distribution center in Douglasville, Ga. (Source: KeHE Distributors)
"We are honored to expand our operations in Georgia," said Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO, KeHE Distributors. "This new site demonstrates our commitment to serving a geographically diverse customer base and employing innovative practices and sustainability measures to enhance our operations."
The LEED-certified facility employs energy-efficient practices, from water heaters and HVAC to sky lights and lighting controls. The site also features LED lighting, recycled packaging material and software to monitor electric usage. Nearly 100,000 square feet of freezer and cooler space accommodates an increasing range of fresh perimeter products and market demand. The new site replaces KeHE's former facility in Kennesaw, Ga.
KeHE celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours. KeHE's leadership team was joined by business and community leaders, fellow KeHE employee-owners, vendor and broker partners, and officials including Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson.
The festivities culminated with a "pick & pack" activity to help local area families in need. Guests volunteered to pack 1,000 boxes of food in support of Children's Hunger Fund.