Dot Foods Canada to Break Ground on New Distribution Center in Ontario

Ingersoll’s newest employer to announce $50,000 in donations to area nonprofits

WHAT: Dot Foods Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc., the largest food industry redistributor in North America, will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new distribution center in Ingersoll, Ontario. The company is making a $50 million investment with the new 168,875 square-foot facility and will create 200 jobs in its first three to five years of operation. The Ingersoll location is scheduled to open in spring 2023.

Several members of the company’s executive team will take part in the groundbreaking: John Tracy, Executive Chairman; Martin Truong, General Counsel; Rich Raham, Western Region General Manager; Jeff Adams, Sr. Director – International; and Kerry Rambalie, Director of Transportation for Dot Transportation Canada. The Dot team will be joined by local officials including Mayor of Ingersoll Ted Comiskey, Member of Provincial Parliament Ernie Hardeman, and Member of Parliament Dave MacKenzie.

Dot will launch its charitable program during the groundbreaking celebration, as the company makes a significant monetary donation to local nonprofit organizations. Company leaders will share more details about the new facility and the hiring timeline ahead of next year’s opening.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dot Foods Ingersoll
               100 Ken McKee Street

               Ingersoll, ON N5C 3J8

***you can use 214 Clarke Road East Ingersoll, ON for mapping if our address does not show up for you. The Clarke Road address is the property to the east of our Ingersoll site.***

WHY: As a family-owned and –operated company for more than 60 years, Dot is passionate about planting roots and investing in the communities we call home. We are excited to join the Ingersoll community as we grow our Canadian business and to share information about our high-paying career opportunities. Dot will hire 200 employees within the first three to five years of operation at the Ingersoll distribution center; hiring for truck drivers is already underway.

PHOTO OPP:

  • Ceremonial groundbreaking of new Dot distribution center
  • Dot’s leadership team meeting local, county and province leaders and members of the community
  • Big cheque presentation of donation to local charities

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • John Tracy, Dot Foods Executive Chairman
  • Martin Truong, Dot Foods General Counsel
  • Rich Raham, Dot Foods Western Region General Manager
  • Jeff Adams, Sr. Director – International, Dot Foods
  • Ted Comiskey, Mayor of Ingersoll
  • Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford
  • Dave MacKenzie MP for Oxford

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Waterman, 314-974-6133, emily.waterman@dotfoods.com

ABOUT DOT FOODS AND DOT TRANSPORTATION:

Dot Foods, Inc. carries 125,000 products from 1,020 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation, Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail, and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 55 countries. Dot Foods operates 12 U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Bullhead City, Arizona; Modesto, California; Bear, Delaware; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; University Park, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Dyersburg, Tennessee. Dot’s 13th U.S. location is currently under construction in Manchester, Tennessee. For information, visit DotFoods.com.

Dot Foods Canada, a subsidiary of Dot Foods, established operations in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta, in 2016. The company is currently building a new facility in Ingersoll for its Ontario operations, which will replace its headquarters and operations in Brampton in 2023. Dot Foods Transportation Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods Transportation, Inc., distributes a diverse range of 1,800 Canadian and American products for more than 275 Canadian distribution points.

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation are both looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel at all U.S. locations and in Canada. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods visit DotFoodsCareers.com and follow @DotFoodsCareers. For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation, visit DriveForDTI.com.

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