Governor Beshear Announces Clark Associates to Locate New Distribution Center in Madisonville

July 07, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
FRANKFORT, Ky. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear today announced Clark Associates will locate a new distribution center in Madisonville to serve the company's e-commerce business,, a leader in online distribution of foodservice equipment and restaurant supplies. The company will invest $3.3 million and initially create 50 new jobs, growing to 95 jobs over the next several years.

"I am delighted that Clark Associates will locate a new distribution center for its e-commerce business,, in Madisonville," said Gov. Beshear. "This growing company will provide a significant boost to the Hopkins County community, ultimately creating 95 new jobs and a $3.3 million investment. The Commonwealth is pleased to partner with Clark Associates to help make this job-creation possible."

Established in 2004, distributes nearly 40,000 items throughout the United States and Canada. The new distribution center will help the company better serve its customers in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

WEBstaurantStore's parent company, Clark Associates, is a 40-year-old family-owned business employing more than 400 people. Its multiple divisions and branches in mechanical, sales and manufacturing serve a variety of commercial food service customers nationwide.

"Due to continued rapid growth, WEBstaurantStore Inc. is proud to be expanding our operations with the opening of a second distribution center in Madisonville, Ky. this summer," said Dave Groff, vice president of distribution for Clark Associates. "Shipping out of Madisonville will provide excellent transit times to our customers in the Midwest and Southern United States. After renovations are complete to the building, we expect to bring on our first wave of employees in mid to late summer. We are looking forward to the excellent workforce available in Madisonville."

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