Canada-based Flanagan Foodservice broke ground at its new Whitby, Ontario, Canada, distribution center, which is slated to open in spring of 2017. 

“Purchasing the Whitby site is a key pillar in our expansion plans, and aligns with our strategy to grow our foodservice distribution business by providing flexible, responsive service to restaurant operators in Ontario,” says Dan Flanagan, president and CEO.

“This facility, once complete, will be an ideal location to service parts of the GTA and East Ontario,” adds Paul Keery, chief operating officer.

The new facility will provide more than 100 jobs.

“The purchase of this 80,000-square-foot property and our planned 100,000-square-foot expansion is the largest undertaking in the history of Flanagan Foodservice,” says Flanagan. “We know this is the right place to expand our business.”