WICHITA, Kan., March 14, 2018 (PRNewswire) — Cargill Protein is centralizing its regional warehousing operations to improve capacity and supply chain efficiency, and grow by serving retail, foodservice and food ingredients customers from a hub in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. This includes consolidating San Antonio, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, operations into the regional hub.
"The DFW area was the logical choice for Cargill to centralize our regional warehousing operation as it has an excellent warehouse, distribution and logistics infrastructure and major highways to all of our key markets in the region," said Rick Johnson, Cargill Food Distribution general manager. "The move underscores Cargill's commitment to design food distribution systems focused on delivering wholesome, sustainable and affordable food to consumers. It allows Cargill to scale our growth by providing customers greater capacity, more product variety and more efficient distribution."
Cargill customers will continue to receive superior service during the transition to the regional hub. The new DFW warehouse distribution center will be operated by a contractor and will begin serving customers in fall 2018. The location also supports closer collaboration with other Cargill protein businesses, including multiple value-added meat processing facilities located in the DFW area.
The DFW distribution center joins Cargill Food Distribution warehouse operations strategically located around the U.S. serving retailers, foodservice operators and food processors to help them prosper and help their communities thrive.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
About Cargill Protein
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Cargill Protein is an industry leader that produces, distributes and markets beef, turkey, chicken and egg products to retail, foodservice and food ingredient companies throughout North America, and exports meat and by-products around the world. Cargill Protein's 28,000 employees, and more than three dozen protein processing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, are focused on delivering superior, innovative, products and services to help customers grow their businesses by meeting consumer desires. Cargill Protein is a unit of Minneapolis-based Cargill, Incorporated. For more information, visit www.cargill.com and our News Center.