BAX Global has unveiled its new logistics complex near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The 14-acre BAX Global Chicago World Freight campus includes 228,003 square feet of facility space. It offers 84 truck bays and has a 100-foot clear span for domestic cross-dock activities. The facility is also designed to accommodate import and export operations.
Carolina Logistics, a third-party logistics service provider that specializes in managing returns, has signed an agreement to occupy a 400,596- square-foot facility in Carlisle, Pa. The facility, owned by IDI, is located in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.
Embraer, a manufacturer of regional jets, has selected Menlo Worldwide to operate a regional logistics hub in Singapore. The facility will house repair parts, expendable parts, and structural components for the company's ERJ 145 and Embraer 170/190 commercial jets.
ProLogis has acquired two new distribution facilities in California's Inland Empire. Together the two new buildings in Ontario, Calif., occupy 855,000 square feet of space, bringing ProLogis's total distribution space holdings in the Inland Empire to more than 27 million square feet.
Sears has opened a new distribution center in Romeoville, Ill. The new 814,000-square-foot facility will be used for direct delivery of appliances to customers, as well as for servicing 300 Sears and Kmart stores in the Midwest.
IKEA, the Swedish furniture retailer, is building a new distribution center in Shanghai, China. When it opens, the $150 million facility will be the biggest foreign-owned DC in China. IKEA currently has four stores in China and expects to have 10 by 2010.