Quality Custom Distribution, a Golden State Foods company, has expanded operations in the Southwest U.S. market with two relocations to larger distribution centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada. It plans to open a new facility this summer in San Antonio, Texas.
Servicing nearly 7,500 customer stores in virtually every state, the QCD network will soon encompass 25 total distribution centers, the company said in a press release, making 35,000 last-mile deliveries weekly to four leading quick-service restaurant brands.
"As our customers continue to thrive and expand in key U.S. markets like the Southwest most recently, the QCD team strategically supports the growing last-mile delivery needs of these leading foodservice brands," said Ryan Hammer, QCD president and GSF corporate senior vice president.
"Positioning our strong network of distribution centers for continued growth in future U.S. markets, we have deployed innovative technologies for warehouse automation, optimized routing, and digital transformation of workforce efficiencies — all benefitting our mutual success with our customers."
Beginning in late August, QCD's new 116,000-square-foot San Antonio distribution center will support more than 250 customer stores in Texas. That will be in addition to 100 stores already serviced for another quick-service restaurant customer by the company's existing 85,000-square-foot facility in the same market.
A workforce of more than 150 San Antonio employees across the two distribution facilities will include commercial truck drivers, warehouse associates, customer service, and human resources.
Las Vegas and Albuquerque
In October 2022, QCD Las Vegas relocated to a larger 98,000-square-foot Nevada distribution facility and now services 150 customer stores with last-mile deliveries, according to the company.
QCD's Albuquerque distribution center relocated to a larger 63,000-square-foot facility in September 2021 to accommodate its growing operation. It services 100 regional food service customer stores across New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas.
Serving a variety of food service industry icons, QCD reported it drives more than 38 million miles each year, distributing a half billion products and making more than 1.8 million deliveries annually from its U.S. distribution centers.