Signature Associates

We're sorry, but our site is built to take advantage of the latest web technologies that Internet Explorer 8 and below simply can't offer. Please take this opportunity to upgrade to a modern browser, like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 11.

Contact Us


Detroit’s Atlas Wholesale Food Purchases Second Location to Meet Demand

Posted By: DBUSINESS on October 12, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.

Signature Associates’ John Boyd, Joe Stack  and Rick Birdsall are proud to have been represented both sides of this deal.


Atlas Wholesale Food in Detroit, a third-generation, family-owned and operated broad-line food distributor, has acquired a new warehouse located at 35500 Central City Parkway in Westland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This 65,000-square-foot facility, previously owned by U.S. Ice and Home City Ice, is a milestone in Atlas’ 74-year history, marking the company’s first physical expansion.

The addition of the warehouse will allow Atlas to meet the growing demands of its existing clientele, who are experiencing growth, and to serve new customers throughout the region.

For more than seven decades, Atlas has been a partner for restaurants, institutions, schools, universities, government agencies, catering companies, nursing homes, casinos, and food service establishments throughout southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio.

“We have grown 146 percent over the past seven years and needed to expand our capacity to enhance support for our valued long-time customers, as well as grow our market share,” says John Kohl, CEO of Atlas Wholesale Food. “The new warehouse, with state-of-the-art cold chain technology, enables us to serve the evolving needs of food service businesses in the region, particularly some of our key accounts who are experiencing exponential success as they expand across multiple states.”

Atlas’ growth recently earned a “50 Companies to Watch” award by Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses and “Distributor of the Year” award by Golbon, North America’s Premier Foodservice Marketing Group.


« Back to Insights