BJ's Wholesale Club has broken ground on a new 618,000-square-foot distribution center in Uxbridge, Mass. It will replace a smaller facility in Franklin, Mass., whose 128 employees will be transferred to the new facility when it opens in July, according to the company. The facility will be one of three used to distribute products to the company's 159 East Coast stores.
Hillwood, a Texas-based commercial real
estate developer, is constructing three distribution buildings in the DeSoto Trade Center development in Southaven, Miss. Two of the buildings are speculative and the third is an 865,120-square-foot facility being built for Kuehne + Nagel. One of the spec buildings is a 552,000-square-foot facility with a clear height of 32 feet that is configured for cross-dock operations. The other is a 301,000-square-foot facility with front load configuration and a clear height of 30 feet. The DeSoto Trade Center is located in a foreign trade zone just across the state border from Memphis and within a short distance of the main FedEx hub.
FedEx Freight has opened a new distribution center in Gardena, Calif. The 52,000square-foot facility features 92 service doors, which is more than double the 40 doors of the building it replaces. FedEx Freight also plans to construct another facility in the Golden State—a 152-door, 115,000-square-foot building that will be built in West Sacramento. FedEx Freight provides regional and interregional less-thantruckload services.
Overseas, Eurinpro, a custom builder of logistics properties in Europe, has constructed two new facilities for clients. The first is a 200,736-square-foot building in Tiel, The Netherlands, for DHL Solutions. The building features 40 loading docks and a 10,000square-foot mezzanine. The other is a new 215,000-square-foot distribution center in Solingen, Germany, for German retailer Strauss Innovation. Strauss will distribute its textiles and household products to Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg through the new DC.