McLane Company Receives Employer Recognition for Inclusivity in the Workforce

McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company that provides grocery and foodservice solutions, was recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission’s We Hire Ability program at a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 14. The program highlights Texas employers for their commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities.

“McLane is honored to receive such a meaningful recognition,” said Paula Hubbard, McLane’s chief human resources officer. “It is incredibly important to us to promote inclusivity in all areas of our workforce. We strongly believe that disability-inclusive hiring benefits individuals with disabilities, our workforce and our communities alike.”

McLane’s efforts to hire individuals with disabilities include participating in the Skills Training to Employment Project (STEP) in partnership with Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The project provides training focused on job readiness and acquisition of work skills needed to gain employment with partner companies.

The We Hire Ability employer recognition program started in April 2021 to celebrate businesses that are advancing a culture of inclusion in Texas and to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

“TWC’s Texas HireAbility Campaign highlights the accomplishments and skills of individuals with disabilities,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “I’m grateful McLane Company recognizes the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.”

Employers whose workforce is comprised of at least 10% of individuals with disabilities and that include those individuals in an integrated workplace are eligible to apply or be nominated for We Hire Ability recognition.

“Congratulations to McLane Company, Inc. for going above and beyond to hire people with disabilities. An integrated and inclusive workplace benefits both the employer and their staff,” said Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “TWC created the We Hire Ability employer recognition program to spotlight employer partners like McLane Company, Inc. who are continuing to make a difference.”

Click here for more information on the We Hire Ability employer recognition program.

About McLane Company, Inc.

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants. Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, McLane operates more than 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets. The company buys, sells, and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. Additionally, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK). Visit mclaneco.com for more information..

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MEDIA CONTACT:

McLane Company, Inc.
Alicia Downard
Director, Communications and Public Relations
[email protected]

McLane Opens $30 Million Distribution Center in San Antonio

McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company that provides grocery and foodservice solutions, announced the recent opening of McLane San Antonio, a new $30 million, 248,500-square-foot distribution center. The facility serves some of the nation’s biggest, most popular brands.

The San Antonio distribution center is the newest among McLane’s more than 80 distribution centers across the United States, serving more than 110,000 retail locations. Almost 300 McLane teammates work in warehouse, administrative, customer service, and driver positions, more than 80 of whom work out of the company’s domicile locations in Corpus Christi, Pharr, and Round Rock, Texas. During the 12-month construction process, the new distribution center maintained an average of 350 jobs in support of the local economy.

“McLane San Antonio optimizes our logistics network in Texas and positions us closer to our restaurant customers in the region,” said Susan Adzick, president, McLane Foodservice. “We’re honored that so many iconic companies have entrusted us with their foodservice supply chain needs, and we look forward to contributing to their continued success.”

McLane’s newest facility uses the latest energy savings refrigeration equipment, LED lighting, insulation, and other building techniques to comply with or exceed energy codes. The facility connects all the refrigerated truck trailers to the electric grid to avoid using fossil fuels while maintaining product temperatures during the loading process. The company is deploying a new heavy-duty zero-emission electric truck yard to reduce its environmental impact. Teammates and guests with electric vehicles can power up from stations designated for charging personal electric automobiles.

The San Antonio distribution center will also have a new fleet of tractor-trailers sporting innovative aerodynamic technology. As the owner of one of the nation’s largest private fleets, McLane uses this technology to support its long-term sustainability goals to deliver products more efficiently with lower emissions and to improve average miles per gallon and fuel costs.

About McLane Company, Inc.

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants. Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, McLane operates more than 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets. The company buys, sells, and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. Additionally, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK). Visit mclaneco.com for more information.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

McLane Company, Inc.
Alicia Downard
Director, Communications and Public Relations
[email protected]