Tuesday, May 2, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced WebstaurantStore is adding 160 new jobs and a new point of distribution in Durant. WebstaurantStore is the largest online supplier of food service equipment and supplies, and is seeing rapid growth in the new e-commerce economy.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Durant and southeastern Oklahoma. These new jobs represent the kind of diversity in employment that we are working to bring to the state,” said Fallin. “We appreciate WebstaurantStore’s investment in Oklahoma, and are excited about the 160 new jobs coming to Durant. Today’s announcement is another great example that our pro-growth, pro-business policies are working, and are making Oklahoma an even better place to do business.”
WebstaurantStore will move into an existing 350,000 square foot facility at 2011 W. Arkansas St. The company’s Durant distribution center will serve clients in the southwest region of the country, meeting the company’s goal of providing one-day shipping to its customers. Hiring is expected to begin early spring 2017.
Durant Mayor Stewart Hoffman, Greg Massey, chairman of the Durant Industrial Authority, and Tommy Kramer, executive director of the Durant Industrial Authority, said they are extremely excited and pleased to have the Clark Family and the new Webstaurant Store distribution center in their community.
Local officials also partnered with the Choctaw Nation, which will be providing additional incentives for WebstaurantStore to hire Choctaw tribal members through its Choctaw Development Fund.
“We are always very excited to help provide jobs for our Choctaw people, and continue to look for opportunities like this within the Choctaw Nation as a whole.” said Chief Gary Batton.
WebstaurantStore prides itself on having the lowest prices on the web, fast shipping times, internally produced product content, and friendly customer service. The e-commerce company launched its site in 2004 as a new venture from the business leaders of Clark Associates. Clark Associates is a family-owned business that began operations more than 40 years ago. Both companies are based out of Lancaster, PA.