Yesterday QCD hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of its newest facility. The new state-of-the-art distribution center is located in the West Valley City community and provides distribution services to Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Chipotle.
“The Salt Lake City distribution center is QCD’s sixth new DC to open in the past three years and reflects the company’s commitment to providing excellent last mile service to our customers in key areas of the country,” said Ryan Hammer, Corporate Vice President and President, Quality Custom Distribution. “To see this location grow from a small depot facility to a state-of-the-art foodservice distribution center that provides the dispatching of routes to our valued customers seven days a week within a much tighter service radius is a great milestone for this team and our customers that we service.”
The distribution center, which is one of 19 strategically located all across the country, leverages technology such as a Warehouse Management System (WMS) for all inbound and outbound freight, including voice-guided selection, and has a program to help warehouse associates transition into Class A drivers. QCD’s fleet in Salt Lake City completes more than 18,000 deliveries a year, and travels over 700,000 miles annually.
The new distribution center services all of the Salt Lake City, Richfield and Logan areas in Utah, as well as parts of Nevada, Wyoming, and Idaho. While the company has been serving this region for decades, this new QCD distribution center evolved from a simple depot with only 11 drivers, to a fully functioning, thriving distribution center that employs over 40 employees.