SOURCE: U.S. Foodservice

U.S. Foodservice

April 13, 2011 15:00 ET

U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco Activates Largest Solar Panel System in Alameda County to Power Warehouse

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Reinforcing its commitment to sustainability, U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco activated a 1.18 megawatt (MW), 4,354 photovoltaic solar panel installation. The largest rooftop and carport solar power system in Northern California, it is expected to provide 40 percent of U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco's power needs during daylight hours.

The U.S. Foodservice division, a Bay Area Green Business-certified facility, celebrated the conversion to solar power at a special event today, themed From the Sun to the Future, for local dignitaries, customers, employees and suppliers in Livermore, Calif.

"Our new solar panel system will benefit both the environment and our bottom line," said Phil Collins, division president, U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco. "Sustainability is a driving force at U.S. Foodservice and we are continually evaluating and implementing ways to reduce our environmental impact while more efficiently serving customers."

With a predicted output of more than 1.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually at its peak, the solar array is expected to generate enough electricity to power up to 194 average California homes for one year.

The solar panels were installed by SPG Solar. U.S. Foodservice is leasing the solar system from Delta Electronics, a global provider of renewable energy products. The installation project provided approximately 70 sustainability-related jobs in the community.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions and prominent multi-unit restaurant companies. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, 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.usfoodservice.com.

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    Christina Koliopoulos
    Senior Director, Corporate Communications
    U.S. Foodservice, Inc.
    847-720-8304 Office
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