ARDMORE, OK - Dot Foods, one Ardmore's largest employers, is working to keep up with demand spurred by nationwide growth, and will hire 15 warehouse workers and 20 truck drivers at a job fair at its Ardmore Distribution Center this Saturday, August 11th.

"Dot Foods is growing nationwide, and that growth greatly benefits Ardmore," said Mike Ford, Dot Foods' Ardmore Distribution Center Assistant General Manager.  "The fall season is the busiest time in the food business - schools are back in session, people go out to eat more, plus families are gearing up for the holiday season.  At Ardmore, we're expecting our busiest fall season ever."

"The growth at Dot is the fruit of many new initiatives that we've been working on for the past few years," said Dick Tracy, Dot Foods Executive Vice President of Foodservice.  "We are adding new customer segments, expanding the products we carry, and growing our core business.  We added a fourth "temperature" - warehouse space and truck space kept between 50 and 75 degrees so that we now offer our customers a full line of candy products.  All this activity means we're growing and hiring at many of our facilities, including Ardmore."

Open positions are Ardmore include:

Customer Delivery Specialists (Drivers) - Class A CDL with Haz Mat endorsement required.  Dot drivers primarily deliver product to Dot Foods' customers and pick up product at suppliers.  Customer Delivery Specialists are dispatched on multiple loads per week.  Dot Drivers are generally home twice per week, enjoy competitive pay (by the mile and detention pay) and benefits in a friendly work environment.

Warehouse Order Selector - To keep our warehouses operating at peak efficiency, these men and women use state-of-the-art material handling equipment and warehouse management systems to build pallets of product for shipment, receive product into the warehouse, load customer deliveries, put away product in fill locations and replenish product into home slots.  Click here for a video to learn more about the Dot Foods Order Selector position.

Refrigeration/Fire Protection Mechanic - This position monitors and maintains all ammonia refrigeration and fire protection equipment, ammonia and fire alarms, and works directly with Safety and other management teams to develop and maintain company Process Safety Management and Risk Management guidelines.

Dispatcher - This position is responsible for routing, scheduling, and coordinating product movements to customers, vendors, and distribution centers through the use and management of company equipment, fleet, and drivers.

Assistant Dispatcher - The Assistant Dispatcher is the information gatekeeper, routing and analyzing information, making customer and vendor appointments, communicating with drivers, and much more.

Multiple Warehouse Positions

Founded in 1960 in Mt. Sterling, Dot has not had a layoff in the entire history of the company and also offers a very competitive benefits package for all full-time employees. Average pay for a driver with Dot Transportation is $50,000 annually plus monthly, quarterly and annual bonuses. Dot Transportation usually hires drivers within a 100 mile radius from the local distribution center.

"This job fair will be a good opportunity for folks to come out and learn more about driving jobs and open positions in our warehouse," said Penni Wilson, Dot's Ardmore Human Resource Manager. "Although we need to hire to keep up with demand, we won't compromise when hiring new employees. Our top priority is finding the right candidate for the position. This makes the hiring and on-boarding process a win-win for everyone."

All full-time positions at Dot Foods and Dot Transportation include excellent employee benefits including health, vision, life, and dental insurance, 401k, profit sharing, and paid vacation. For more information about all of Dot's current career opportunities, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products, equipment and supplies to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.