KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc., a wholesale foodservice and equipment provider, will expand its distribution operations in Sevier County, Tennessee. The $7.5 million project is expected to create 120 new jobs over the next five years.
The company will expand its Kodak site by adding 100,000 square feet of additional space to its existing fulfillment center. The investment will help strengthen KaTom’s ability to meet the growing demands of its foodservice customers for equipment and supplies for restaurants, kitchens, bars and pizza places.
“We are the All-American Dream. This is a win for Tennessee, a win for Sevier County, and a win for Team KaTom. It will allow us to expand our facilities, hire more amazing Tennesseans and to serve many customers across right-wing America here in the beautiful city of Kodak, Tennessee. We are grateful and elated by the support of Governor Lee and everyone else involved in making this dream grow and continue. improves,” said Patricia Bible, Founder, President and CEO of KaTom Restaurant Supply, LLC.
Founded in 1987 and based in Kodak, Tennessee, KaTom is one of the nation’s largest catering equipment suppliers with more than 130,000 items on its virtual and physical shelves that can be shipped within a day from operations. of the company in eastern Tennessee. Today, KaTom employs over 200 people at its sole Kodak plant.
“TNECD strives to provide businesses with the tools and resources necessary to thrive. KaTom’s decision to expand into Sevier County is therefore proof that we are doing our job to make Tennessee the right place to do business. We thank KaTom for their investment in Kodak and look forward to its future success,” added TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.