TERRELL, Texas, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc., one of the leading independent foodservice distributors in the country, plans to hire more than 100 employees when in full operation, and plans to begin shipping operations at their new Terrell distribution center in April. The official groundbreaking 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at the Terrell Airport Business Park. Texas Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples will be the guest speaker. The distribution center is further evidence of Maines' commitment to excellence in customer service. The 100,000-square-foot facility will service 196 restaurants spanning across the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma. This facility will be LEED-certified and their first distribution center west of the Mississippi River. At full build out, the facility will be in excess of 400,000 square feet and employ up to 400. "Having a company like Maines expand their operations in Terrell's Airport Business Park is great news for our city, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and the State of Texas," states Mayor Hal Richards. Terry Walsh, Maines' Executive Vice President and COO, said the company relocated one of its best managers to Terrell. " Jeff Warren, General Manager, will manage the construction and then oversee the operations starting in April 2012." " Terrell is the perfect place for our new center," explained Chris Mellon, President and CEO of Maines. "It is an ideal strategic distribution location. The Terrell area offers an impressive incentive package and a superb workforce." With over 100 positions to fill, including CDLA drivers, warehouse associates and customer service associates. All positions will be filled in March. Interested applicants can view the opportunities online at www.maines.net or contact Jeff Warren directly at the Terrell Chamber of Commerce. "We are excited to be in Texas as we continue our national expansion," said Chairman, Bill Maines. "We're impressed with the business-friendly leadership, led by Terrell Mayor Hal Richards. Terrell is a first-class town and we are thrilled to be a part of it." About Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. Maines is one of the largest independent foodservice distributors in the country with a 90-year history of helping restaurant owners and managers maximize the performance. For more information log onto maines.netStephanie WyattMaines HeadquartersStephanie.Wyatt@maines.net607 779.1200 SOURCE Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc.