Sysco Corp., Houston, TX, has completed a 353,000-square-foot broadline foodservice distribution center in Knoxville, TN. The new company, Sysco Foodservices of Knoxville LLC, will start service May 12 to an existing customer base in eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina, southwestern Virginia and southeastern Kentucky.
Customers in those markets are currently be serviced by other Sysco facilities.
The new facility features two robotic mechanized product storage and retrieval systems, lighting control systems to reduce electrical consumption, a generator capable of sustaining the facility at full operating capacity in case of a power interruption or failure, and a culinary training and evaluation center.
SYSCO has annual sales of around $35 billion.