Dot Foods celebrated the official grand opening of our 12th distribution center (DC) on Monday, February 24, in Bear, Delaware.
About Dot Foods Delaware
The new facility is located at 301 American Boulevard and includes offices; dry, refrigerated, and frozen warehouse spaces; and a truck yard and garage to service the Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) fleet.
million dollar facility
acres of land
miles southwest of Philadelphia
Did You Know?
Dot has been present in Delaware since late 2018 with our terminal location in New Castle. All of our New Castle drivers will be transferring to our new Bear location after the grand opening.
We also had a location in New Castle, Delaware, back in the 90s. This location was later transferred to what we know today as Dot Foods Maryland.
Discover Jobs in Bear, Delaware
In total, Dot will hire 125 people for warehouse, trucking, and administrative roles at the Bear facility within the first year of operation. Thus far, Dot Foods Delaware has 82 employees!
By 2022, the goal is to have 200 people hired at our 12th DC.
people hired YTD
expected employees by the end of 2020
expected employees by 2022
“Our success in any new location is heavily influenced by the community and the talent we find there,” explained Joe Little, Dot Foods Delaware General Manager. “I’ve been fortunate to work at four of our other facilities across the country throughout the course of my career, and I can’t say enough about our employees, this team we’re building here, and the level of talent we have on board as we open and get up and running.”
“Dot is committed to putting the right team in place at all our locations,” said Little. “Our employees are our most valuable resource, and we pride ourselves on offering great, high-paying career options with a company culture that is unmatched.”
Dot’s core values include a strong commitment to its communities that can be traced back to founders Robert and Dorothy Tracy. Dot Foods Delaware donated $25,000 to local organizations in 2019 before the start of operations and will continue to increase its monetary and volunteer support of the region in the months to come.
“We take pride in offering high paying careers opportunities,” said Tracy. “But at the heart of Dot, we are much more than just an employer. We take our responsibility as a neighbor, as a member of this community seriously. That’s the foundation my parents built the business on, and I think you will quickly see that Dot’s culture and our people are what sets us apart.”
Did You Know?
According to Delaware legend, the name “Bear” originated from a tavern located at the intersection of what is now U.S. Route 40 and Delaware Route 7 between Wilmington and Dover, Delaware. The sign of the tavern was decorated with the image of a large bear.
Thinking About the Future of Dot Foods Delaware
While February 24 marks the grand opening of the facility, Dot’s leadership is already looking to the future.
The Dot Foods Delaware building is the second of the company’s warehouses to use an L-shaped layout. The L-shaped design allows for the convenient expansion of offices and all warehouse temperatures.