A Holts Summit company on Tuesday celebrated a multi-million dollar expansion expected to add more than 40 jobs to the local economy.
Pro Food Systems, Inc. (PFS), a whole sale distributor primarily known for its Champs Chicken brand of foods sold in stores in Callaway County and throughout the country, held the grand opening of its new $6 million distribution center and corporate headquarters with a tour, reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.
After drinks and mingling, Pro Food C.E.O. Shawn Burcham addressed a crowd that included employees, city and state officials, partners and backers in the nearly 65,000-square-foot facility's warehouse.
"It's great to do work with a company on a handshake - we do what we say we're going to do," Burcham said. "I do my best to surround myself with good people with a common values and beliefs, and I have the pleasure to come to work with people who work hard and enjoy being around one another."
An open house reception followed the speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony, with guests touring the facility to see its break room, employee workout area, office spaces and demonstration kitchen where they sampled Champs menu fare.