Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), an Irvine, Calif.-based subsidiary of Golden State Foods (GSF), Irvine, Calif., opened the doors to its new 183,000-square-foot, LEED-certified distribution center.
Located in Fontana, Calif., this facility houses a 60,000-square-foot freezer, 22 chilled dock doors, 35 electric standby charging stations and a “banana room” dedicated entirely to storing the yellow fruit. The new distribution center will also service more than 300 Starbucks locations, and together with the QCD center in La Puente, Calif., supports more than 900 stores across Southern California.
Fontana is one of QCD’s largest facilities servicing Starbucks, and covers most of the United States with distribution centers spanning from California to Wyoming and Miami. QCD Fontana also brings more than 100 jobs.
“QCD is successful because of our creed, values, and most of all, our people,” says Larkin Williams, general manager. “This new location is not only central for our valued customers, but it also offers a shorter commute for many of our associates who were previously working for QCD in Los Angeles. We’re all very proud that QCD has made its newest home in the city of Fontana.”