Des Moines, Iowa – August 31, 2010 – Jacobson Companies is pleased to announce that PepsiCo has awarded Jacobson the operating contract to run a brand new 450,000 square foot distribution center in Tacoma, WA. As part of PepsiCo’s efforts to consolidate their supply chain, they recognized the need to expand their network by opening a distribution center in the Pacific Northwest. Jacobson is proud that this additional DC will expand its partnership with PepsiCo to now operate five distribution centers and 2.5 million sq. ft. nationwide. With over three decades of partnership, PepsiCo’s recognition of Jacobson as being a high quality, service oriented provider was well recognized by the award of this additional DC.
The Tacoma operations will ramp up September 1, with first customer shipments on October 31, 2010. The addition of the Tacoma location adds a fourth distribution center into the Pacific Northwest for Jacobson.
PepsiCo, Incorporated is a Fortune 500, American multinational corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, with interests in manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, as well as salty, sweet and cereal-based snacks, and other foods. Besides the Pepsi brands, the company owns the brands Quaker Oats, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, SoBe, Naked, Tropicana, Copella, Mountain Dew, Mirinda and 7 Up (outside the USA). http://www.pepsico.com
About Jacobson Companies
Founded in 1968, Jacobson Companies is a leading third-party logistics (“3PL”) company, providing value-added warehousing, contract packaging & manufacturing, staffing, freight management, and international air & ocean freight forwarding services. As of today, Jacobson has more than 35 million square feet of warehouse space in 35 major markets across the United States with approximately 7,000 employees. Jacobson maintains a website at http://www.jacobsonco.com.