US Foods Holding Corp., Rosemont, Ill., announced plans to build a 355,000-square-foot distribution center in McClellan, Calif., which will house thousands of foodservice products as well as a meat cutting facility and fleet maintenance operations.

The $71.6 million investment will allow US Foods to more efficiently service the company’s independent restaurant customers across Northern California. Construction of the LEED-certified facility is expected to start mid-2019 and open at the end of 2020.

“The expansion of the US Foods footprint into Sacramento is an important investment, as we continue to serve independent restaurant operators across the region,” says Bernie Orsini, area president for Northern California. “We look forward to the increased capabilities the location will offer as we continue to execute on our ‘Great Food. Made Easy.’ strategy.”