Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), an Irvine, Calif.-based subsidiary of Golden State Foods (GSF), opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Salt Lake City, Utah, designed to provide distribution services to Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle.

"The Salt Lake City distribution center is QCD's sixth new DC to open in the past three years, and reflects the company's commitment to providing excellent last-mile service to our customers in key areas of the country," says Ryan Hammer, corporate vice president and president. "To see this location grow from a small depot facility to a state-of-the-art foodservice distribution center that provides the dispatching of routes to our valued customers seven days a week within a much tighter service radius is a great milestone for this team and our customers that we service."

The distribution center leverages technology such as voice-guided selection and warehouse management systems for all inbound and outbound freight, and boasts a program to help warehouse associates transition into Class A drivers. QCD's fleet in Salt Lake City completes more than 18,000 deliveries a year, and travels over 700,000 miles annually.

The new distribution center services all of the Salt Lake City, Richfield and Logan areas in Utah, as well as parts of Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho.