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US Foods

December 01, 2011 11:00 ET

US Foods Opens Expanded Distribution Center in Albuquerque

New Facility Is More Efficient and Provides US Foods Customers With 40 Percent More Products

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - US Foods today opened a newly expanded distribution center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The new 135,000 square-foot facility enables the company to better serve customers throughout New Mexico, west Texas and southern Colorado.

The expansion more than doubled the company's cold storage capacity and increased the number of shipping and receiving docks. The new facility also includes a number of sustainable design features, such as energy-efficient lighting, high-efficiency refrigeration systems and water conservation capabilities.

"The new facility expands our presence in the West," said John Szurek, Albuquerque division president, US Foods. "Our increased capacity and environmentally friendly design will allow us to provide 40 percent more products and even better service to our customers in New Mexico and surrounding states."

The facility has more than 150 employees and is expected to add jobs over the next few years as the company attracts new customers. The division marked the event by hosting a celebration for local dignitaries -- including State Senator Eric Griego and Bernalillo County Commissioner Art De La Cruz -- customers, employees and suppliers.

About US Foods
With nearly $19 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th largest private company in America, and a leading foodservice distributor. Many of the entities that make up US Foods were founded in the 19th century, including one that sold provisions to travelers heading west during the 1850s gold rush. US Foods offers more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality "exclusive brand" items, ranging from fresh meats and produce to prepared and frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide, and provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

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