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Upper Lakes Foods to open in Janesville

Independent and family-owned food service distributor, Upper Lakes Foods, officially announced the grand opening of its 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Janesville, Wis.

ULF adds more than 70 jobs to the Janesville area, bringing its total workforce up to 380.

The grand opening takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27.

"We believe strong communities build strong businesses. Being a part of the Janesville community, where our employees and customers live, is an exciting opportunity for Upper Lakes Foods," said Craig Ryan, general manager of ULF Janesville. "We look forward to continuing our 50-year legacy and providing the excellent service we are known for."

Established in 1967, Upper Lakes Foods is a family-owned wholesale food distributor that services independent restaurants, health care, schools, and chain restaurants in the Upper Midwest. In addition to Janesville, the company has two locations in Minnesota, Cloquet and Northfield.