G&C Food Distributors and Brokers Inc. completed Phase 1 of a major expansion at its Syracuse, N.Y., headquarters distribution center, creating more than 50 new full-time jobs. The frozen food distributor is expected to complete Phase 2 of the $18 million expansion by summer 2020, bringing the total number of new, full-time jobs to 85, while more than 230 positions will be retained.

As part of Phase 1 of the expansion plan, G&C purchased the 276,000-square-foot facility it was leasing in Onondaga County. This phase also included the purchase and installation of bulk packaging equipment to convert bulk produce into product for commercial sale.

For Phase 2, G&C plans to break ground on a 75,000-square-foot addition to the plant in August, with a projected completion date of March 2018. The addition will facilitate the installation of refrigerated dock and dry space.

"G&C Foods is excited about what our expansion can bring to the CNY community,” says Rich Chapman, president. “Not only will it provide continued success and stability for our current employees, but [also] the creation of jobs will only reinforce our presence to this community and attract talent to the area. G&C takes considerable pride in our Syracuse-based roots."

Founded in 1976, G&C Food Distributors is a foodservice re-distributor of refrigerated, frozen and dry foods.