Rapid Distribution Expansion,
Q Performance and a Bright Future
The new decade ushered in tremendous growth for the company. Following the opening of QCD’s new headquarters in Frisco, Texas a few months earlier, the company acquired four distribution centers in the Midwest and Northeast United States, including Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and a satellite depot in St. Louis, Missouri. The 2020 acquisition expanded QCD’s national footprint to more than 25 support locations across the country to service additional stores across 20 states. By the end of that year, QCD’s growth in the Midwest with new DCs added in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois (two locations) positioned the company to support more than 8,000 stores for Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and McDonald’s in virtually every state, as GSF continued to add additional customers in other areas of the business.
In early 2021, GSF acquired majority ownership in St. Louis, Missouri-based Gateway Chemical LLC and rebranded the high-quality chemical distribution company as Q Performance.