Golden State Foods (GSF) officially opened the doors to its new 92,610-square-foot distribution facility in Whitewater, Wis., located at 729 Executive Drive. The Irvine, Calif.-based supplier to quick-service restaurants, broke ground on the facility expansion in August 2012. The facility currently employs 132 associates, and serves more than 385 McDonald’s restaurants in four states throughout the Midwest (Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan).

“Our newly-expanded facility in Whitewater will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality service possible to our McDonald’s customer,” says Paul Sestak, group vice president and general manager, Whitewater. “We are grateful for all those involved in the planning and building process for the new facility, and are committed to offering superior quality and innovation moving forward.”

The facility facilitates green and sustainable initiatives, employs state-of-the-art technology and allows for increased contingency and long-term capacity.

GSF acquired distribution centers in Whitewater and Lemont, Ill., in 2006 from Perlman-Rocque, formerly a McDonald’s distribution supplier. The company also enjoys a successful relationship with the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with six university students currently employed at Golden State Foods.