The National DCP LLC, the exclusive purchasing and distribution entity for Dunkin’ Donuts

Photo taken from Dunkin’ Donuts website.

restaurants in the continental US, said it plans to shift some administrative positions currently located in its office in Bellingham to a new corporate office in Duluth, Georgia.

That new office in Georgia is scheduled to open in August, said the company, which is a sourcing, purchasing, and distribution cooperative. The new office will house functions that include finance, member services, human resources, and communications.

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“Approximately half of the 135 administrative positions currently located in Bellingham will be given the opportunity to relocate to the new corporate office or remain locally,” the company said in a press release. “The over 1,100 NDCP employees, including those who work on the operations side of the 35 distribution centers and hub locations across the country, will not be affected by the move including those currently based in Bellingham.”

The warehouse side of the operations in Bellingham, including loaders and truck drivers will remain in Bellingham, the company added.

“We are working closely with all impacted staff members whether they are transitioning to Duluth, remaining in Bellingham, or separating from the company,” chief administrative officer Leo Taylor said in a statement.

In a separate statement, Scott Carter, National DCP chief executive, said: “After the successful merger of five different operating companies across the US in 2012, we are opening this new office to better serve our customers, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced its plans to double in size with significant growth occurring primarily in the South, Southwest, and West. In support of the rapidly expanding Dunkin’ chain, we decided that the company’s headquarters needed to be located in a more geographically central location, and after a great deal of study, we chose Duluth, Georgia.”