MARSHFIELD, WIS – Dairy, beverage and food processing plant supplier Nelson-Jameson celebrated the grand opening of its new Jerome, Idaho, distribution center on May 3.

Nelson-Jameson, which began making use of the 45,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment facility in January, opened the space up to the public following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The fourth-generation, family-owned company with roots in dairy production supplies relocated its distribution and fulfillment operations from its former Twin Falls, Idaho, facility.

The new hub in Jerome is Nelson-Jameson’s fifth distribution center in the United States. The Marshfield, Wis.-based company said in total the space encompasses roughly 1.5 million cubic feet, between its storage, office space, cold storage areas and a service and maintenance area.

Mike Rindy, president of Nelson-Jameson, described the grand opening as a “key turning point” in the supplier’s history.

”The center was built to carry Nelson-Jameson’s values forward – operating in an ethical manner with respect for people, the community and the environment, and upholding the highest standards of food quality and safety,” Rindy said. “At the same time, it marks a new era of technological advancement and enhanced service, and we’re excited to be celebrating this milestone in Jerome.”

The company’s leadership shared that the facility was built to support Nelson-Jameson’s year-over-year growth and strategic reach, which includes 1,000-plus vendors and 78,000 curated products.

Nelson-Jameson also said the distribution center’s design includes such sustainability-focused attributes as insulated concrete tilt wall panels, LED lighting and occupancy sensors, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and electronically controlled warehouse ventilation. The company said such features are in line with its environmental goals to “reduce its carbon footprint and advance sustainability within the broader food processing sector. “