Eby-Brown Co., LLC, Naperville, Ill., announced plans to open a 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center in Shepherdsville, Ky., fueling its expansion into the Mid-South market. The distribution center will open Jan. 2, 2017, and will initially serve 750 customers in the Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Indiana and Ohio markets.

“We are moving full-speed ahead to expand in the Mid-South with the same focus we have always had, delivering the best solutions and service to our customers. We are thrilled about the expanded service capabilities and efficiencies this new distribution center will provide our customers. We are actively recruiting an additional 250 Eby-Brown 'family' members to staff our new facility,” says Thomas Wake, co-president.

This expansion comes on the heels of Eby-Brown acquiring Liberty USA.