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Rep. Rick Allen visits Dot Foods, Inc.


On August 17, Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) visited Dot Foods Inc, in Vidalia, GA. The Dot leadership team provided an overview of the foodservice distribution industry and a tour of the warehouse. Discussion topics during his visit included, labor markets, regulations, and healthcare. The group toured the new office building, break room, and the freezer dock area. “It was great to be able to show off our facility to the Congressman,” said Tim Truxel, General Manager of the Vidalia facility. Rep. Allen serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee as well as the Agriculture Committee.

Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) (2nd from right) and the staff of Dot Foods, Inc.

Family owned Dot Foods, Inc. is the nation’s largest food redistributor. The Vidalia, GA center serves over 300 customers in the southeast from a state of the art warehouse.

“Facility visits are the best way to help lawmakers understand the consequences of their decisions on companies back home,” said Jon Eisen, IFDA’s senior vice president of government relations. “These visits provide lawmakers with an understanding of the challenges faced by foodservice distributors and the key role they play as employers in the 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.