Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG), Richmond, Va., announced plans to expand its Performance Foodservice ? Milton’s food distribution facility in Oakwood, Ga.

The expansion project will include construction of a new 174,000-square-foot building to be built on 43 acres adjacent to the current operation at 3501 Old Oakwood Road.  The new building will feature a freezer, meat cutting operation, maintenance areas and space for fleet operations. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016 to be followed by the conversion of the existing freezer into a 3-zone cooler section.  

“We are proud of our Milton’s team, which has done a great job growing their customer base with both multi-unit and independent restaurants over the past several years,” says Dave Flitman, president and CEO of PFG’s performance foodservice business segment. “This expansion will enable them to continue to grow well into the future.”

Performance Foodservice ? Milton’s distributes fresh meats and produce, dry groceries, refrigerated and frozen and restaurant supplies to local and multi-chain restaurants, country clubs, daycare centers, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and correctional facilities in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

“We’re excited about our future prospects and looking forward to continuing growth,” says Danny Berry, regional president, Performance Foodservice ? Milton’s. “We live and work in a great area and remain committed to growing our business in Georgia and the surrounding states.”

Performance Foodservice ? Milton’s can trace its history back to 1961 when it began as the Blue Ribbon Packing Co. before becoming Milton’s Institutional Foods a year later. It was acquired by PFG in 1995.