Food distribution company Martin-Brower will expand its Prince William County location, investing more than $32 million and adding 65 jobs, county officials said Tuesday.
Martin-Brower, which distributes beef, french fries and other operating supplies to McDonald’s, plans to consolidate its two current facilities and 202 employees in Prince William and construct 165,600 square feet of new buildings on Randolph Ridge Lane. The project is expected to start in August and be completed by August 2012.
“Quick access to our customers throughout the Baltimore-Washington market was an important consideration for us in selecting the right location for our business to grow,” James V. Reyes, of Reyes Holding LLC, the parent company of Martin-Brower, said in a news release. “Prince William County provides that access.”
County officials said they almost lost the company to Maryland, but sweetened the deal by providing Martin-Brower with $25,000 from the county’s opportunity fund. The fund, made up of taxpayer money, is used to help attract and retain companies, county officials said.
“They had the opportunity to locate anywhere in the DC metro area and we are pleased that they chose to remain a valued member of our business community,” Prince William Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R- At Large) said.
Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., Martin-Brower has more than 3,900 employees in 30 centers across six countries, the company Web site states.