Dot Foods, Mt. Sterling, Ill., announced plans to expand its operations in Washington County, Md., a move that will add 100 new jobs by 2023, a majority of them as high-wage warehouse positions for Dot Foods and Class A drivers for Dot Foods’ trucking subsidiary, Dot Transportation, Inc. The 2-phase project is expected to begin in spring 2017, with an anticipated completion of 2019.

“This expansion of space and workforce will allow Dot Foods Maryland to boost its capacity from the current 450 million pounds per year to 700 million pounds per year,” says Brian Duffield, Maryland general manager. “This expansion shows Dot’s continued commitment to the Williamsport and Washington County areas.”

The $35 million expansion will expand the 100,000-square-foot facility to a total of 350,000 square feet.

Phase 1 of the project is scheduled to begin in early spring 2017, and will take place at a recently purchased property in Williamsport. Dot Foods will lease the location to Dot Transportation, Inc., where it will house a new truck maintenance facility. Phase 2 is slated to begin in spring 2018 at the company’s existing Williamsport facility and includes renovating the office, refrigeration and freezer space and expanding the warehouse to add dry space.