Foodservice distributor US Foods plans to build a 355,000 sq ft distribution centre in McClellan, California as it looks to service the company’s customers across the state more efficiently.

The construction of the $71.6 million investment is expected to start mid-2019 and open at the end of 2020. It will house thousands of foodservice products as well as a meat cutting facility and fleet maintenance operations.

“The expansion of the US Foods footprint into Sacramento is an important investment as we continue to serve independent restaurant operators across the region,” said Bernie Orsini, area president for Northern California, US Foods. “We look forward to the increased capabilities the location will offer as we continue to execute on our ‘Great Food. Made Easy.’ strategy.”

“The California Competes Tax Credit helped support the multi-million-dollar investment by US Foods in California,” said Panorea Avdis, director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. “GO-Biz is proud to work with US Foods, and businesses like it, to ensure investment in our state and regional economy and support growth in our state’s workforce.”