The Webstaurant Store, LLC Announces $103.9 Million Investment in Wilson County

The Webstaurant Store, LLC announced Tuesday that the company will invest $103.9 million to locate new distribution operations in Lebanon’s Speedway Industrial Park.

Webstaurant – based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and founded in 2004 – is an online restaurant supply company specializing in distributing commercial equipment and wholesale supplies around the globe. The company’s newly-announced distribution facility in the Volunteer State will be the latest to join its current operations in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

Once Webstaurant’s new Lebanon facility is operational, it will utilize “automated packing machines and work alongside the company’s current distribution operations in Georgia and Kentucky to target increased demand for restaurant, industrial and other office supplies and equipment in the Midwestern U.S.,” according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD).

“Tennessee’s central location and pro-business climate attract top-tier companies like Webstaurant to the state,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter stated. “We appreciate Webstaurant’s significant investment and believe Lebanon and Wilson County have the infrastructure and workforce needed to support this company’s new distribution operations.”

The company’s Lebanon facility will be the company’s newest plant and the largest investment in automation and infrastructure to date, TNECD notes. The project is expected to create 225 new jobs in Wilson County, with hiring expected to begin later this year and continue into 2024.

“The labor pool and skilled logistics workforce of the greater Lebanon, Tennessee area made our decision easy when selecting our next site for distribution,” Caleb Clugston, vice president of network optimization at Webstaurant, said in a statement. “We look forward to continued growth and positively impacting the community, as well as the State of Tennessee, for many years to come.”

According to Governor Bill Lee, Webstaurant’s investment in Wilson County was due to Tennessee’s “exceptional workforce and unmatched business climate.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.
Photo “Webstaurant Warehouse” by TNECD.


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  1. Joe Blow

    I wonder how much “incentive” (taxpayer dollars) is being gifted to this company.