Ben E. Keith Company held their groundbreaking ceremony for the new distribution center in Selma, Texas, in Comal County.
The new 619,961 square foot distribution center will be located on 89 acres in northwest Selma at the intersection of Schertz Parkway and Lookout Road. The LEED Certified facility is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018, and will include such features as an Automatic Slotting and Retrieval System, a modern test kitchen, and training center.
“We have enjoyed our growth in the San Antonio, Austin, Hill Country, and South Texas markets for over 25 years. A new state of the art facility will continue our mission to be a better partner for our customers and to provide our employees with an exceptional work environment.” said Mike Sweet, president of Ben E. Keith Foods.
The Mayor of Selma, Tom Daly added in his comments: “I am excited for the employees of Ben E. Keith Foods, the city of Selma, and the opportunities that we as a community will share from our future growth together”.
The physical address of the new facility will be 17635 Ben E. Keith Way, Selma, TX 78154
Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1906, Ben E. Keith is the nation’s eighth largest broad line foodservice distributor and operates today with eight divisions shipping to fourteen states throughout the country.