Standing at Local Employer Dot Foods, Rep. Katko Highlights Positive Impact of Tax Reform for Central New York

May 14, 2018
Press Release

LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today joined company leaders at Dot Foods in Liverpool to highlight the positive impact of tax reform for this company and its employees in CNY.  Company leaders thanked Rep. Katko for supporting the new tax law, which has allowed Dot Foods, Inc. to make an investment in its workforce and facilities.

“I supported tax reform in Congress because after years of recession and stagnant growth, Central New York families deserve more than the status quo.  Today, I’m proud to stand here at Dot Foods to learn more about how this company is investing in the hardworking men and women who work here,” said Congressman Katko. “This company – alongside many others I’ve had the opportunity to meet with across Central New York – has shared that the tax reform bill passed by Congress has enabled economic growth.  Businesses here in our community and nationwide are investing in our workforce, creating more opportunities for employees, boosting paychecks, and expanding operations.  I look forward to continuing to see the positive results of this historic reform throughout Central New York.”

“We want to thank Congressman Katko for his hard work in passage of the tax reform act,” said Joe Little, Dot Food New York general manager. “This reform will help us to continue to grow our business and hire additional employees at Dot Foods locations across the country and here in the Liverpool region.” 

Dot Foods Inc. carries 127,000 products from 930 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 35 countries. Dot Foods operates 11 U. S. distribution centers, including its location in Liverpool, New York, which employs 316 people. 

At its Liverpool location, the company has had nearly $5 million in capital investment, and this summer, will begin work on a more than $2 million renovation project that will result in an upgraded employee breakroom and redesigned office space.  In the wake of tax reform passage, every Dot Foods employee, locally and nationwide, received a $500 bonus.