On August 31, Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02) visited Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Rep. Guthrie
toured the facility and met a number of Reinhart employees, including warehouse and office staff. The Congressman also met with the Bowling Green leadership team to discuss topics relevant to the foodservice distribution industry, including safety, driver recruitment, Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and child nutrition. “Rep. Guthrie’s visit gave us the opportunity to share how we can create more jobs for Kentuckians,” said Reinhart Division President Steve Minns. “He was interested to learn about Reinhart and our rich heritage.”
Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-02) (4th from the left) and Reinhart Bowling Green’s leadership team
An active member of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), Reinhart Foodservice is a family-owned enterprise and one of the country’s largest independent distributors. The Bowling Green, KY facility employs over 100 people and services 1,170 customers in Kentucky and Tennessee, including local chain concepts, schools and “mom n’ pop” restaurants. The company also plays an active role in its community and supports local foodbank, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Hartland.
“Hosting a Member of Congress at your facility is an excellent opportunity to discuss your business and the issues important to your company and the industry, said Jon Eisen, IFDA’s senior vice president of government relations. “Lawmakers need to understand the work that distributors do every day and the important role they play for their customers and their community.”
IFDA is happy to assist IFDA members in setting up visits with your elected officials. Please contact IFDA at (703) 532-9400 and ask to be connected with IFDA Government Relations.