A Hampden-based food distributor is breaking ground on a 30,000-square-foot warehouse expansion that will allow it to serve more customers in Maine and New Hampshire.

The project comes just four years after Dennis Paper & Food Service’s last expansion. President Ron Dennis said the 108-year-old, employee-owned company expects to hire another 75 people over the next five years to handle the increased inventory. It has added 120 jobs since 2002, according to a media release from the company.

The new warehouse will include new frozen, refrigerated and dry storage, office space for additional staff, plus a new test kitchen and meeting center for training and educating employees.