Cargil’s new distribution centre will increase the company’s storage capacity by around 70,000 units.
The state-of-the-art distribution hub consists of 9,000 feet of conveyor belts, with shelving units that can hold roughly 133,000, 60-pound, boxes of beef, the equivalent of 17,000 head of cattle.
Customers ‘more complex’
The new and improved system will enable Cargill to store meat products in the confidence of knowing that it will be safe as it waits to be shipped out to sale.
“As customer requirements become more complex, we strive to maintain a reputation of exceeding their expectations,” said John Keating, president of Cargill Beef.
“Our processing plant at Dodge City plays a key role in our beef business, and the new distribution system will help us retain our ability to promptly deliver the highest quality products to our customers.
“We recognize that our success would not be possible without dedicated employees, and the people of Dodge City have long been exemplary of what it takes to provide the utmost quality beef products to help nourish people around the world.”
Investment for the people
At the grand opening of the facility, Cargill officials were joined by federal government statesman in Kansas.
“This facility employs more than 2,300 people from the local community, so this investment is not just about the business, it’s also about a continued commitment to the people,” said junior Kansas senator Jerry Moran.
“I appreciate the ongoing partnership Cargill has with our fellow Kansans and its role in providing jobs to the community. Today, we share in the excitement surrounding this important expansion.”