Elizabeth Leasure, TEDC
HEB Grocery Co. plans to build a $20 million, 300,000-square-foot frozen food distribution center in Temple to supply 50 HEB stores from Austin to Dallas.
The project, scheduled to break ground in October and be completed in June 2012, will adjoin HEB’s existing 450,000-square-foot distribution center there. The cold distribution center is expected to employ 40 additional workers.
HEB is building the facility to save mileage, labor and environmental costs, company officials said. The facility will be hiring order selectors, forklift operators, refrigeration maintenance technicians and management.
Temple, Texas, is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as its foundation. Within 200 miles of a population of 19 million, Temple is in a strategic location that is central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace.