June 1, 2007

Ground breakers: who's building a new DC?

By DC Velocity Staff

  • Amazon is opening a distribution facility in Swansea, Wales. The DC, which will measure 400,000 square feet when it opens in October, will be Amazon's fourth distribution center in the United Kingdom. The retailer's plans call for the eventual expansion of the center, which will serve Amazon.co.uk, to over 800,000 square feet.
  • After acquiring Reebok last year, Adidas Group has decided to consolidate its distribution operations into a new 1.9 million-square-foot distribution center near Spartanburg, S.C. The sports footwear and apparel company will close DCs in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
  • DHL has opened a new facility in White River Junction, Vt. The carrier will use the new 11,000-square-foot center, which replaces a 2,000-square-foot facility, to handle local pickup, delivery, and sorting operations.
  • The Allen Group, a developer of commercial properties, has opened a Dallas Logistics Hub at the Lancaster Municipal Airport in Lancaster, Texas. The 6,000-acre complex will allow the construction of 60 million square feet of warehousing, manufacturing, and office space.
  • Target Corp. plans to build a new cold-storage distribution center for perishable grocery items next to its dry goods DC in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The 400,000-square-foot building represents about a $35 million investment. It is expected to be operational by August 2009.

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