Perdue Foods, Salisbury, Md., opened a new Southeast distribution center in Rincon, Ga.

The Perdue Southeast Distribution Center receives fresh packaged chicken products from Perdue plants to be weighed, priced, labeled and shipped to customers. The $5 million project adds 100 new jobs as part of a lease partnership with Lineage Logistics, Lineage Logistics, LLC, a Colton, Calif.-based warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital LLC, San Francisco. Lineage also made a significant investment in facility and equipment improvements, adding 55 new warehouse jobs to support the project.

“Investments in the Southeast Distribution Center will enable us to meet the growing demand for no-antibiotics-ever and organic chicken and help us maintain the high level of customer service and reliability that customers expect from Perdue,” says Mark McKay, president of Perdue premium poultry and meats. “Lineage has been a warehouse services provider to Perdue for more than two decades, and their investments in updated technology will help us better serve our Southeast customers.”

“We are honored Perdue chose Lineage as its warehouse partner for the weigh-price-label program,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics. “Our decades-long partnership is indicative of our ongoing commitment to Perdue and its customers, and we look forward to supporting their operations in Rincon and beyond for many years to come.”