US Foods Holding Corp., Rosemont, Ill., broke ground on a 355,000-square-foot distribution center in McClellan, Calif. The facility is expected to open at the end of 2020, and will support the company’s commitment to helping restaurant and foodservice operators across the Northern California region succeed.

“We are excited about the opportunities this state-of-the-art facility will bring to the region, as we continue to showcase our commitment to helping independent restaurant operators across Northern California succeed,” says Bernie Orsini, area president for Northern California. “This is an important investment made possible by the dedication of our US Foods leadership in partnership with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and Sacramento County, and we’d like to extend our gratitude for their ongoing support.”

The facility will house thousands of foodservice products as well as a meat cutting facility and fleet operations. Additional highlights include a full-service demonstration kitchen and training center for customer product demonstrations and recipe innovation, and an interactive technology center where customers can learn about the company’s web-based business solutions.

In addition, the facility is designed to meet rigorous LEED Silver certification requirements, and will incorporate energy and environmental improvements, such as energy efficient refrigeration systems, energy saving LED lighting, optimized HVAC systems and water-saving landscaping.