Gordon Food Service – Brighton, MI

Gordon Food Service is the largest, privately held foodservice distributor in North America. GFS has been in the foodservice industry for more than 100 years, and is still a family-owned company.

When the time came for GFS to build on their already successful distribution operations, they didn’t have to look far. GFS was already familiar with Tippmann Group as an owner and operator of Interstate Warehousing, one of the largest public refrigerated warehouse companies in North America.

That relationship carried over into the construction of their new 165,000 square-foot distribution center in Brighton, Michigan. The new facility features freezer, cooler and dry storage areas, 23 dock doors, a one story office area, machine room and maintenance room. Master planning was also put into place for future expansion when the need arises.

One of the highlights of this facility are the SPX Dock Doors, which allow trailers to back up to the dock with their doors still sealed. The doors are then opened inside the facility, enhancing product safety.

The site also includes off-street truck staging, tractor and trailer parking, car parking, and outdoor welfare areas.

Facility Highlights:

  • 165,000 square feet
  • Freezer, Cooler and Dry storage areas
  • 23 SPX Dock Doors (trailer doors open inside facility)
  • Master planning in place for future expansion when needed