Pate Dawson Company Breaks Ground On Building Expansion at New Distribution Facility in Statesville Business Park, Statesville, North Carolina

Pate Dawson Company Breaks Ground On Building Expansion at New Distribution Facility in Statesville Business Park

Goldsboro, North Carolina-based foodservice distributor Pate Dawson Company(PDC) today broke ground to mark the start of construction for the building expansion phase of its $9 million distribution center project at Statesville Business Park. The company had previously announced its intention to expand the existing shell building from 63,000 square feet to 105,000 square feet in anticipation of locating a regional distribution center serving greater Charlotte and the western Carolinas.

The PDC Statesville facility will be located in the Statesville Business Park at the intersection of US 70 and Business Park Drive. Upon completion of the building expansion phase, the distribution center will create 49 new jobs with an average annual wage of $47,000.

PDC is one of the largest independent foodservice distributors in the Southeast; serving customers in fourteen states. Their current product line consists of about 6,500 items and includes fresh and frozen meats, poultry and seafood, fresh produce and dairy, frozen foods, canned and dry goods, paper products, foam and plastic containers, cleaning chemicals, supplies, and small wares.

“This project is an outstanding example of a public-private partnership,” said Mayor Costi Kutteh of Statesville. “The City of Statesville appreciates the hard work and professionalism of The Keith Corporation in marketing this park as a business destination. The effort of our City Staff, Iredell County, The Keith Corporation and Statesville Regional Development has contributed to bringing these new jobs and investment to our community. PDC is the type of company every city seeks, with strong values and a commitment to their employees and to the communities in which they operate.”

Iredell County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Johnson echoed those remarks, stating that, “… we are very pleased to welcome Pate Dawson to Iredell County. As we deal with changes in our economy, Food & Beverage seems to be one sector which has remained strong and in which we have seen a lot of new activity locally. I want to thank Pate Dawson for locating their newest facility in Iredell County and want to work with them to make this a mutually-beneficial relationship for both them and the community.”

Statesville’s prime location at the intersection of I-77 and I-40, its proximity to major markets in the Southeast, and the ready availability of a skilled workforce were major factors in Statesville’s selection. In areas where additional training will be required, Mitchell Community College will team with PDC to implement an on-going workforce development program.

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