Several trucking facilities across the South were damaged by this week’s tornadoes.
A US Foods Division distribution center southeast of Jackson, Mississippi, was badly damaged in the series of tornados that swept through the region in recent days.
The center is in an industrial park area near the towns of Pearl and Richland, where several of the nation’s largest fleets and their suppliers have facilities.
The site was hit by a tornado April 28 and sustained severe damage, company spokeswoman Lisa Lecas said.
“Our employees are safe, and we are in the process of reassigning our customers’ business to other US Foods locations so that we can continue to support and service our Jackson area customers,” she said.
FedEx Corp. said it has five facilities in the Pearl-Richland area just south of Interstate 20 where US Foods is located, but its facilities were undamaged.
The same is true for Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, which said its facility was not damaged but that some nearby were leveled.