- Leading online restaurant supply store to invest nearly $104 million in Tennessee facility
- Lebanon to gain 225 new jobs through project
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and The Webstaurant Store, LLC officials announced today the company will invest $103.9 million to locate new distribution operations in Lebanon’s Speedway Industrial Park.
Through the expansion to Tennessee, Webstaurant will create 225 new jobs in Wilson County.
Webstaurant’s Lebanon facility will be the company’s newest plant and largest investment in automation and infrastructure to date. Once operational, it will utilize automated packing machines and work alongside the company’s current distribution operations in Georgia and Kentucky to target increased demand for restaurant, industrial and other office supplies and equipment in the Midwestern U.S.
Hiring is expected to begin later this year and will continue into 2024. Those interested can apply here.
Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and founded in 2004, The Webstaurant Store, LLC is one of the largest online restaurant supply companies. Webstaurant specializes in distributing commercial equipment and wholesale supplies around the globe from its operations in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and soon, Tennessee.
Since 2019, TNECD has supported 15 economic development projects in Wilson County, resulting in nearly 5,600 job commitments and $1.1 billion in capital investment.
“Companies continue to invest in Tennessee because of our state’s exceptional workforce and unmatched business climate. I thank Webstaurant for its commitment to create 225 new jobs for the Tennesseans across Wilson County and welcome this great brand to the Volunteer State.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Tennessee’s central location and pro-business climate attract top-tier companies like Webstaurant to the state. We appreciate Webstaurant’s significant investment and believe Lebanon and Wilson County have the infrastructure and workforce needed to support this company’s new distribution operations.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter
“We are excited to continue the expansion of our distribution network with our newest facility in the state of Tennessee. Our facility, located in Lebanon, will be our largest investment in automation and infrastructure in the company’s history. The labor pool and skilled logistics workforce of the greater Lebanon, Tennessee area made our decision easy when selecting our next site for distribution. We look forward to continued growth and positively impacting the community, as well as the State of Tennessee, for many years to come.” – Caleb Clugston, vice president of network optimization, The Webstaurant Store, LLC
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Webstaurant on its decision to establish operations in Wilson County. Working to help attract and retain companies, like Webstaurant, that create jobs and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner along with Middle Tennessee Electric, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“Wilson County’s economy continues to grow and diversify. Webstaurant’s decision to bring more jobs into our community is a testament to our business-friendly environment and high quality of life. Our state is becoming increasingly more attractive as a place for businesses to grow, and I am committed to making sure we equip our citizens with the resources needed for a skilled workforce.” – Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon)
“Companies are continuing to flock to Tennessee because of the remarkable success they can have here. As a result, this substantial investment by Webstaurant will further strengthen our economy and bring more quality jobs to Lebanon. I look forward to the positive impact this project will have in Wilson County.” – Rep. Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon)
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