Dot Foods Development Hits the Spot

July 29, 2007

Dot Foods, a national distributor of frozen and dried food items, is nearly ready to begin operations in its brand-new Indiana Gateway Industrial Park facility. The 165,000 square-foot warehouse was built on the site of a former farm near Interstate 70 and Indiana 1 in Wayne County.

A total of 125 workers are scheduled to report for the facility’s first day of operations on August 26. Products are due to arrive approximately three weeks after that date and the first shipment of products to its 3,300 customers is set for October 22.
Tim Loyd, general manager of the Wayne County plant, says that the company plans on spending about $25 million on construction and equipment and will employ up to 250 workers within the next three years.

Richmond -Wayne County Chamber of Commerce President Dennis Andrews calls Dot Foods “a good, solid employer who will provide jobs and good benefits” noting that more than 2,000 people applied for jobs during the initial hiring phase.

Meanwhile, Wayne County Commissioner Mary Heyob believes that with employees coming from Richmond, Cambridge City and Connersville, the entire region stands to benefit from Dot Foods’ presence.

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.