Reinhart expands in Shawano, will add 50 jobs

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Reinhart Foodservice recently broke ground on its new 260,000-square-foot distribution center in Shawano.

An estimated 50 new jobs will be created during the next few years stemming from the $35 million project, which marks the sixth time that Reinhart has expanded in Shawano. The new jobs are expected in several areas, including sales, purchasing, administration and the warehouse.

The new facility, which is about a half mile from the current location, is expected to open next spring. Company officials say it be environmentally friendly and much larger than the current space.

Reinhart serves independent restaurants, sporting venues, schools, nursing homes, hospitals and more. Reinhart employs 900 people at its three Wisconsin locations.

In July, Richmond, Va.-based Performance Food Group Co. announced plans to acquire Reinhart from Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. in a transaction valued at $2 billion. With annual net sales of over $6 billion, Reinhart is the second largest privately held foodservice distributor in the United States.

“PFG has a solid track record of growth and leadership in our industry. We believe our strengths and the strong cultural connection our companies share will support continued success for many years to come,” said J. Christopher Reyes, Reyes Holdings co-chairman. “

Shawano’s Reinhart facilities serve the eastern half of Wisconsin north of Milwaukee.