UPS has broken ground on a new International Air Hub at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. The facility will support the explosive growth in the Asian market. Due to open next year, the hub is being constructed on a 1 million-square-foot parcel in the West Cargo Terminal area. Eventually, the building is expected to feature a sorting capacity of 17,000 pieces per hour.
Also in Shanghai, Best Buy has signed an agreement to lease a 67,000-square-foot facility at the ProLogis Park Minhang. The building will be used to support the electronics retailer's stores in that part of China. ProLogis Park Minhang, a new park being developed in Shanghai, consists of five facilities totaling more than 600,000 square feet. All five facilities have been pre-leased.
WOW Logistics, an Appleton, Wis.-based third-party logistics service provider, has opened a 186,000-squarefoot DC in Delavan, Wis. The public warehouse will allow WOW to better serve its customers in southeastern Wisconsin.
Macy's Inc. plans to open a new distribution center in Minooka, Ill., about 50 miles southwest of Chicago. The building, which will occupy 850,000 square feet of space, will employ more than 200 people when it opens early next year. As part of this initiative, Macy's will close its existing DC in Chicago.
Dick's Sporting Goods plans to open a new distribution center near Atlanta. The company has signed an agreement to lease a 657,000-square-foot building at the Camp Creek Business Center and plans to invest $23 million in the facility, which will open next summer. Eventually, the center will employ nearly 500 people.
Real estate developer Opus West has acquired 474 acres in Stockton, Calif., to develop an industrial park for global logistics. The park, which will serve as a hub for import and export operations, will provide more than 8 million square feet of distribution space. The property is situated within easy reach of the ports of Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
For the past eight years, Kia Motors has maintained a national parts distribution center in Chino, Calif. Now, the automaker plans to move its operations to the site of the former March Air Force Base in Riverside, Calif. The 403,956-square-foot facility at the Meridian Business Park provides the automaker with nearly double the space it has in Chino. Kia has signed a 10-year lease at the new location.