UPS is consolidating and expanding its logistics and distribution capabilities in Canada with the construction of a new logistics campus in Burlington, Ontario. The campus will include two new buildings encompassing more than 800,000 square feet and will be home to the Canada headquarters of UPS Supply Chain Solutions. The first building, at 550,000 square feet, will be used for distributing consumer goods and high-tech products, while the second building will be geared to the specialized logistics needs of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
AMB Property Corp. is breaking ground on several new distribution facilities in North America. The first is planned for Toronto's AMB Milton 401 Business Park and is scheduled to be a 373,200-square-foot facility. A second Toronto building, a 194,300-square-foot facility in AMB Annagem Distribution Centre, is currently under construction. Development has also begun in Mexico City on a new building in Agave Industrial Park near the NAFTA highway. It will be AMB's third facility in that complex and is slated to be 217,500 square feet. A new 204,300-square-foot building in Atlanta is also planned at AMB Horizon Creek. Additionally, the company is expanding facilities in Miami and has acquired holdings in Minneapolis, Seattle and Los Angeles.
TNT Logistics North America has been awarded the operation of a second logistics facility to support manufacturing at Chrysler's assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario. This plant builds the new version of the Dodge Charger. The new facility measures 98,000 square feet and complements the 320,000 square feet of warehouse space found in the first building. TNT was able to locate a nearby, partially completed facility, which was finished to meet Chrysler's needs in only about six weeks. The second operation will employ 110 workers.
Global Stevedoring, an affiliate of ICS Logistics, has broken ground on a new 553,000-square-foot warehouse at the Port of Jacksonville's Talleyrand Marine Terminal. The facility will add to ICS's holdings and warehouse space at Florida port, where it has maintained warehouse operations since 1993.