Today, broadline foodservice distributor, Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. announced plans for an expansion at its 70,000 square-foot facility on Mitch McConnell Way in Bowling Green's South Central Kentucky Industrial Park. This project more than doubles Reinhart's existing footprint and includes $14.2 million in capital investment and the addition of 50 new jobs.
Reinhart is one of the five largest foodservice distributors in the United States with 27 distribution centers across the eastern half of the U.S. It provides fresh produce, proteins, ingredients, supplies and equipment to a variety of customers, includingindependent restaurants, delis, sporting venues, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and restaurant chains. Reinhart employs 250 people in its two Kentucky facilities, including 99 employees at their full-service Bowling Green facility.
"At Reinhart, we care about our customers' success, and we care equally about the communities in which we live and work," said Reinhart President & CEO, Jeff King. "It's exciting to know that our expansion in Bowling Green will bring additional jobs and economic growth to an already thriving city."
"Reinhart provides a valuable service as a food and equipment provider to many businesses and organizations across the South Central Kentucky region and beyond," said Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch. "Their expansion will have an economic impact of over $48 million in Warren County over the next 10 years. We commend Reinhart for their success and what it means to our community and look forward to many more years of success."
"Congratulations to Reinhart on their first expansion project here in Bowling Green," saidBowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. "Reinhart represents a unique industry here, being a full-service distributor for the food service industry. Reinhart's community support as one of the top food distributors in the United States is a huge asset for the Bowling Green community."
"Reinhart has been a staple in Warren County community for many years," said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. "We are proud that Reinhart continues to call Warren County home and this investment indicates its faith in our community and its strong future here. We congratulate Reinhart on this project and its bright future here."
This expansion project includes the installation of an energy-consumption-reducing ammonia refrigeration system, site improvements, new office space, break room, employee training center and expanded test kitchen, and a new truck service center and fuel island. For more information about Reinhart and career opportunities at its Bowling Green location, visit rfsdelivers.com.
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced 12 economic development projects totaling $78.1 million in capital investment and 394 new jobs for 2018. Bowling Green was recently recognized by Site Selection magazine as a top tier-2 metropolitan area in the United States and was ranked among the top 20 for 2018's 'Best Small Cities to Start a Business' by Wallethub.com.
About Reinhart Foodservice:
Founded in 1972, Reinhart Foodservice is a part of the Reyes Family of Businesses and is one of the five largest foodservice distributors in the United States. From 27 distribution centers, Reinhart provides fresh produce, proteins, ingredients, supplies and equipment to customers across the country, including independent restaurants, delis, sporting venues, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, the military and chain accounts. Reinhart is dedicated to driving the success of the customers and communities it serves and is committed to the highest levels of safety and service. To learn more about Reinhart, visit www.RFSdelivers.com
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,350 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region. Learn more about South Central Kentucky's advantages at www.southcentralky.com.