STATESVILLE A Goldsboro-based foodservice distributor broke ground Monday on the expansion phase of its planned $9 million distribution center in Statesville Business Park.
In December, Pate Dawson Co. announced that it intended to expand an existing shell building at U.S. 70 and Business Park Drive from 63,000 square feet to 105,000 square feet, in anticipation of locating a regional distribution center serving greater Charlotte and the western Carolinas.
The shell building was completed in August 2008 by Charlotte developer The Keith Corp.
The distribution center will create 49 jobs with an average annual wage of $47,000.
Pate Dawson Co. is one of the largest independent foodservice distributors in the Southeast; serving customers in 14 states.
Its product line consists of about 6,500 items, including fresh and frozen meats, poultry and seafood, fresh produce and dairy, frozen foods, canned and dry goods, paper products, foam and plastic containers, cleaning chemicals, supplies, and small wares.