DHL Global Mail has built a new 17,000square-foot facility in Shawnee, Kansas. The facility will handle 40,000 parcels each week and will serve the Kansas City metro area.
Sara Lee Branded Apparel is opening a new West Coast distribution facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., which it will use to distribute T-shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery and casual wear. APL Logistics will manage the 250,000-square-foot facility for Sara Lee.
FMI International has opened a new facility in Charleston, S.C. FMI, an integrated logistics service specialist, will offer transload and cross-dock service, warehousing and distribution service, and pier drayage and regional trucking service from the new facility, which is strategically located near the Port of Charleston.
European industrial real estate developer Eurinpro has leased a second warehouse to Mercure International of Monaco, an international distributor of sports equipment. The 324,000-square-foot building is located at the Astrid Logistics Centre in Willebroek, Belgium, near Antwerp.
ProLogis has been busy expanding its holdings in Georgia and in Mexico. The giant real estate developer recently bought four bulk distribution centers in Atlanta totaling nearly 1.5 million square feet for $60 million. Customers that have already reserved space in the buildings include Bombay Company, Lund International, Siemens Energy & Automation and Tyco International. In addition, ProLogis has bought 115 acres of land along Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta, which it hopes to develop for distribution in the future.
In Mexico, ProLogis has spent $238 million to acquire more than 3.5 million square feet of industrial space and land. The deals included the purchase of 18 buildings within six industrial parks. Five of those parks are in Mexico City; the sixth is in southeastern Guadalajara. ProLogis currently owns some 11.7 million square feet of distribution space in Mexico.