WESTFIELD — Gordon Food Service has chosen Westfield as the location for their new distribution center, and the company will be creating more than 200 new jobs.
The Michigan-based company announced the plans Wednesday to make a "significant investment" in their new state-of-the-art semi-automated facility.
“I am thrilled to welcome Gordon Food Service to Westfield,” said Mayor Cook. “We have worked hard to create a caring community that can attract and sustain this kind of investment. From experience, I am well aware that Gordon Food Service is an employee and community-minded company. They will fit in perfectly here in Westfield.”
The 500,000 square-foot facility will be located in the NorthPoint Industrial Park and will be the company's seventh distribution center in the United States and the first one in Indiana.
"It's an extremely exciting day for Indiana as we celebrate another fantastic company growing in our state and creating hundreds of quality career opportunities for Hoosiers," said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. "With options all over the Midwest and around the world, Gordon Food Service chose Indiana to launch its new distribution center, and I couldn't be more grateful. We'll continue working to take Indiana's business environment to the next level, ensuring their future success in Indiana."
The new distribution center is set to open in late 2021 and will serve customers in the Greater Indianapolis area. The company will hire more than 200 employees and train them prior to the 2021 opening with hourly wages that are expected to range between $20-$25.
If approved, Gordon Food Services will also receive up to $5 million in conditional tax credits from the state of Indiana, based on the company's job creation plan. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company will not be eligible for them until Hoosiers are hired.
Construction is set to begin on the new facility in the spring of 2020.