Perishable Distributors of Iowa Ltd


PDI (Perishable Distributors of Iowa) is a fully owned subsidiary of HyVee Inc., the largest employer in Iowa created in 1982 with the goal of providing a distribution system to supply quality perishable products in a cost-efficient and timely manner, employing over 492 people who help make PDI a great company and who are dedicated to providing superior customer service. Of these, 102 are Office personnel, 115 belong to Transportation department while 275 are Warehouse personnel.
The company is one of the largest food distribution companies delivering to seven states in the Midwest and striving to provide a high quality, fair priced, full line of perishable goods to customers.  The companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s catalog contains over 5,000 products including: fresh chicken, fresh beef, fresh pork, seafood, boxed frozen foods, bakery products, cheese, eggs, ice cream, deli products and salads.
To ensure timely, efficient and safe delivery of its products, the company has in-house support in the form of its own fleet for 18 years which has provided quality transportation services in the Midwest and now PDI is making another service available to customers as it has expanded its service area to include all 48 contiguous states. Truckload and LTL (less-than-truckload) needs both can be satisfied with one simple call to PDIÂâ€Ã¢„¢s Brokerage Department. The transportation department has 115 employees which maintain its average delivery rate of over 380 outbound loads per week to retail and wholesale customers, while traveling 120,000 miles a week to a seven state area in the Midwest, servicing over 400 customers weekly. 

 The company has 68 power units including both day cabs and sleeper units and a fleet comprising 114 trailers ranging from 28 to 53 feet which have single, dual, and triple evaporator Thermo King Units; different cooling units giving a wide range of options for maintaining the integrity of the products hauled.

PDI's Warehouse department has 275 employees handling specialized refrigeration equipment and an efficient intra-warehouse transit system which is supported by round the clock security.

The company extends generous benefits to its associates like Insurance, Tax Saver Select, Bonus, the 401 (k) plan, Floating holiday, assistance with college tuition programs, direct deposit and an employee savings program; along with these are other features like on site fitness center, family and medical leave, funeral leave, safety and incentive schemes regularly.