Iowa's Top Workplaces 2011
Perishable Distributors of Iowa LTD
- Employees in region:
- Distribution, Logistics, & Freight
- HQ location:
- Ankeny, IA
Mission Statement: Our mission is to enhance the success of our customers and employees by providing the best combination of price and service with the highest level of honesty and integrity. About Us: Perishable Distributors of Iowa, LTD (PDI) was established in 1982 with the goal to provide a distribution system that would supply quality perishable products to Iowa customers in a cost-efficient and timely manner. From the beginning the company has prided itself on offering fair prices and superior customer service and has experienced great success because of it.
For example, in 1992, after only 10 years in the business, PDI had to double its warehouse space. In 2000 PDI once again had to expand by adding 175,000 more square feet of warehouse space. Since then, PDI has continued to grow and now serves eight Midwestern states with more than 500 employees who provide the same honesty and integrity the company was founded on. Our corporate office and 350,000 square-foot warehouse facility are located on 140 acres in Ankeny, Iowa. Our warehouse operates 24 hours a day, six days a week, and offers next-day deliveries. Our transportation department delivers 450 outbound loads per week and offers brokerage and contract delivery services. With 2010 Fiscal Year sales reaching over $835,000,000 and a product list of more than 5,000 fresh and frozen items, PDI is one of the largest food distribution companies in the Midwest. PDI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc., a supermarket chain with sales of more than $6.4 billion and more than 229 retail stores across eight Midwestern states.
“Lets us do our thing without micro managing. In tune with our challenges. Great emphasis on customer service.”
“The way everyone treats each other with respect.”
“He lets PDI run like the well-oiled machine it is. ”
“It feels good to see the completion of your work. PDI does a great job of getting orders picked and shipped to our customers in a timely manner.”
“The company values are honesty and integrity, which are upheld to very high standards.”