US Foods, a national food service distributor, has announced their plans to double their business footprint in Prince William County and create 100 new jobs over the next five years.
According to the Prince William County Department of Economic Development, US Foods currently has a facility in Prince William, located at 11994 Livingston Road in Manassas.
The expansion effort would include a renovation and 220,000 square-foot expansion of the facility, which would bring the site’s total usable floor space to 466,000 square-feet.
The building expansion is set to be completed by the end of 2018, according to a release.
“As a leading food distributor in Virginia, we are excited to be adding to our local workforce. Not only does this expansion allow us to create more jobs, it allows us to strengthen our presence and leadership in this market and continue to provide exceptional service to our growing Virginia customer base,” stated US Foods Metro DC Area President Jim Sturgell in a release.
As part of the project, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors signed on to an agreement with US Foods and the county’s Industrial Development Authority to provide a $350,000 grant toward construction of the facility and new equipment, through the county’s Economic Development Opportunity Fund.
According to a release, McAuliffe also approved a $350,000 grant through the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund and employee training for the company will be provided in part through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Elected officials expressed their excitement about the expansion.
“It is particularly rewarding to be able to simultaneously support our existing businesses, help generate new job opportunities for our residents and solidify Prince William County’s economic impact within Northern Virginia,” stated Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson in a release.
“Virginia’s distribution base remains strong and continues to grow, thanks to leading companies like US Foods that choose to reinvest in the Commonwealth. This important project was very competitive, and we are proud that major companies continue to recognize the advantage of Virginia’s strategic Mid-Atlantic location and extensive transportation infrastructure. As we celebrate another step forward in our ongoing efforts to build the new Virginia economy by promoting the growth of existing businesses, we thank US Foods for its continued partnership and growth in Prince William County,” stated Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in a release.