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   Weis Markets Expands Milton Distribution Center
by Weis Markets
Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:49PM EDT

Sunbury, PA – Weis Markets today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the 210,000 square-foot expansion of its distribution center in Milton, PA. The expansion, which brings the distribution center size to 1.3 million square feet, provides additional dairy, deli, and cold storage (frozen foods) capacity and further streamlines the growing company’s supply chain.

“With this expansion, we’re enhancing the distribution center’s productivity and viability, and we’re improving our company’s competitiveness,” said Weis Markets’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Weis.  “We plan to continue expanding this distribution center as our company grows, providing new job opportunities for people in the Central Susquehanna Valley.”

The expansion of the distribution center, which supplies 204 Weis Markets locations in its seven-state market area, provides all stores with an increased variety of products on its shelves.  In 2018, Weis will begin the expansion of the distribution center’s produce storage area.

The upgrade and modernization of the facility comes at a time of record growth for the company, as it expanded its footprint by roughly 25 percent in 2016 with the acquisition of 44 new stores. As a result of this growth, Weis has added 150 full-time jobs at the distribution center, bringing the total number of full-time associates at the location to 900.

The expansion also helps Weis to realize its mission of reducing its environmental impact. The new expansion includes sustainability measures such as use of an ammonia refrigeration system, which allows Weis to reduce the usage of refrigerants moving forward. The project also further streamlines the company’s supply chain, allowing the company to reduce diesel fuel usage by more than 23,000 gallons a year.

At the ribbon cutting, Mr. Weis thanked Sen. John Gordner, (R-27, Berwick) and Representative Lynda Culver, (R-108, Sunbury) for their support of the facility’s expansion.

“At Weis, we work hard to offer our customers the best combination of value, quality and service, and to provide meaningful jobs to our local residents,” Weis said.  “We are grateful for the support of elected officials like Sen. Gordner and Rep. Culver, who have helped to solidify the future of the facility which will continue to bring more jobs to the region.”

For more information, visit WeisMarkets.com.

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About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 204 stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit:WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets

Source: Weis Markets


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