A new industrial park near the Port of Houston is on the drawing board. Known as Port Crossing Commerce Center, the 300-acre project is being planned by National Property Holdings and ML Realty Partners. The park will be located between Houston's two primary container terminals— Barbours Cut and the new Bayport terminal, which is set to begin operations this summer.
Kyocera Mita, one of the world's largest document and imaging companies, is opening a national DC in Memphis this month. The company will serve 70 percent of the United States from the 300,000-square-foot building leased at ProLogis Park Stateline.
And speaking of ProLogis, the industrial real estate giant is developing a new 661,000-squarefoot industrial site near Tokyo's Narita International Airport. The $100 million multi-tenant facility, which is ProLogis's third facility in the Narita area, is scheduled to open next year.
In addition, ProLogis has signed agreements to build new distribution parks at strategic locations in China, including Qingdao, Hangzhou and Ningbo—all cities on China's eastern coast.
xpedx, a company that provides printing papers and graphics supplies and equipment, is planning a new DC for Connecticut, due to open this fall. The 85,000-square-foot facility, which will include office space, will be located in Middletown. It replaces an existing warehouse in West Haven, Conn.
Recreational Equipment Inc., a national retail co-op specializing in outdoor gear and apparel, has broken ground on a new East Coast DC in Bedford, Pa. The 400,000-square-foot facility, which will be located on a 40-acre site at the Bedford County Business Park II, will open in the fall of 2007.
Arbonne International, a California-based company that markets skin care products through independent consultants, is opening a 208,000-squarefoot DC this month in Greenwood, Ind. At startup, the facility is expected to employ 300 workers and will handle 35,000 daily shipments.