Dot Foods, a North American food industry redistributor, announced that Manchester, Tennessee, will be the home of its next U.S. distribution center. Dot has an existing facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee, and is adding a second location to the state.
Work on the Manchester distribution center will get underway late summer 2022, with a goal of having the facility operational in fall 2023. Dot will invest $50.5 million into the 177,000-square-foot plant and create 251 new jobs in Coffee County. Dot Transportation, Inc., the trucking affiliate of Dot Foods, is already hiring truck drivers in the region.
The Manchester location will include offices and dry, refrigerated, and frozen warehouse space; warehouse and office job positions will be posted in spring 2023. The Manchester location will be designed with the ability to expand all warehouse and office spaces in future years to meet Dot Foods’ growing customer demand among the southeastern U.S.
“Tennessee has a lot to offer businesses like ours,” said Joe Tracy, Dot Foods CEO. “Dot first called Tennessee home in the 1980s and early 90s, and we’ve loved being back in the state since the 2015 opening of our Dyersburg facility. We are very excited to establish a second Tennessee location in Manchester. The most critical factor in continuing our business’ history of growth is talent. We know Coffee County and the surrounding region has a lot of it to offer. We look forward to joining this community and growing our Dot Foods and Dot Transportation family.”