The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. has begun construction on its new 700,000-squarefoot automated distribution center in Fort Payne, Ala. The new distribution center, which is expected to be completed within one year, will serve the Southern states and is expected to provide approximately 250 new jobs.
JLG Industries, a manufacturer of aerial work platforms, has opened a new parts distribution center in Orrville, Ohio. The new DC consolidates parts previously held in three facilities into one central location. The building includes 150,000 square feet of storage space and uses 26 vertical storage shuttles and new highspeed conveyors.
NFI, a third-party logistics service provider, has just opened two new facilities in New Jersey. Both facilities, an 87,000-square-foot building in Burlington and a 156,000-square-foot facility in Millvale, are equipped to provide value-added services for customers. NFI also reports that it plans to acquire an additional 4,000,000 square feet of logistics space over the next two years in Southern California, New Jersey, Ohio and the Chicago area.
GSI Commerce, a company that provides e-commerce services to retailers and manufacturers, has announced plans to build a new fulfillment center in Richwood, Ky. This will be the fifth facility that GSI Commerce has opened in Kentucky. The 540,000-squarefoot facility, which is located about 10 miles south of Cincinnati, is expected to create 500 jobs during the next three years.