Dot Foods prepares for 'big enchilada date'

January 21, 2007

Mount Sterling, Illinois-based Dot Foods plans to have its new Wayne County plant up and running by August and expects to make its first shipment on September 10th. In preparation for this, the company plans to hire nearly 150 employees to work at the Gateway park facility before July 1 and 250 workers by September 2008.

While the entire region stands to benefit from the plant’s opening, it is especially expected to have a positive impact on the western Wayne County and Cambridge City/Hagerstown regions. Because Dot Foods is a national distributor, some estimate that a fleet of 200 tractor trailers will be needed to transport the products. As a result, peripheral services such as mechanics and pallet suppliers should also benefit.

Local business owners and officials are also happy to see a company of Dot Foods’ stature coming to the area. Jerry Rihm, owner of Rihm’s Foods near Cambridge City calls Dot Foods “a top-notch company” and expects that local businesses as well as the housing market will greatly benefit from their presence in the community. According to Jim Dinkle, the head of Wayne County’s Economic Development Corporation, the plant’s construction has also generated enthusiasm among companies considering relocating to Gateway Park.

This information has been provided by Rhett Baumgartner Commercial Real Estate to keep our clients and customers informed about our company and the Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana real estate market.