TEMPLE, Texas — Performance Food Group Company (PFG) and The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) today announced that Performance Foodservice ‒ Temple will soon begin a $10-million expansion project. The expansion will include construction of a 76,000-square foot addition to the current operation at 4141 Lucius McCelvey Drive and is expected to create 100 additional jobs during the next 60 months.
The Temple EDC Board of Directors approved an economic development agreement that includes a cash grant, and The City of Temple also provided a 50 percent tax abatement to the company for five years.
“We are pleased and proud to have PFG as an important member of the Temple business and manufacturing community,” said David Blackburn, Temple EDC President. “New business moving to Temple is always exciting to celebrate but supporting our existing businesses and enabling their growth is a crucial component of effective economic development efforts. This expansion is welcome news, and we’re excited that PFG chose its Temple facility to invest in.”
Performance Foodservice ‒ Temple distributes a large assortment of food products including the choicest cuts of USDA meats, poultry, fish, baked goods, condiments and even cleaning supplies. The company services a wide variety of restaurants and health care customers located in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
“The Temple Economic Development Corporation has been a terrific partner in this process,” said Steve Broad, Performance Foodservice Regional President. “Their incentive package has enabled us to move forward on this key expansion project, which is essential to our ability to serve our growing customer base.”
About Performance Food Group
Through its family of leading foodservice distributors – Performance Foodservice, Vistar, and PFG Customized – Performance Food Group Company (PFG) markets and distributes approximately 150,000 food and food-related products from 68 distribution centers to over 150,000 customer locations across the United States. PFG’s 12,000+ associates serve a diverse mix of customers, from independent and chain restaurants to schools, business and industry locations, hospitals, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, big box retailers, and theaters. The company sources its products from more than 5,000 suppliers and serves as an important partner to its suppliers by providing them access to the company’s broad customer base. For more information, visit www.pfgc.com.
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 strategically located 39 minutes north of the Austin Metro Area on I-35, making it central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace. For more information, visit www.choosetemple.com.