Saddle Creek has opened a high-volume cross-dock facility at its Lakeland, Fla., headquarters. It will use the 98,600-square-foot building to serve a perishable foods customer as well as to provide room for a future client. The design of the new facility is expected to increase labor productivity by 15 to 20 percent.
DHL has a new facility at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport. The $1.6 million on-airport operation features improved material handling equipment for aircraft container loading and unloading and is 25 percent larger than the carrier's previous building.
Children's toy manufacturer Lego has opened a new distribution center in Roanoke, Texas. The 405,200-square-foot facility, which is being managed by Exel, employs more than 120 people.
MHW Group has opened a new public refrigerated cold-storage warehouse in Perrysville, Md. The 42,000 pallet-position building is located midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Lauth, a real estate development company, has closed on the land for a new distribution park near Indianapolis. The 555-acre site in Plainfield, Ind., will be known as the Westpoint Business Park. Ten distribution buildings featuring over 7.1 million square feet of distribution space are planned for the site.
CSX is developing plans for an intermodal terminal and integrated logistics center near Winter Haven, Fla. The 1,250-acre facility is expected to create 200 permanent jobs.
Menlo Worldwide, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has opened a new facility at the AMB Douglassingel Distribution Center near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 70,000-square-foot building, which is designed for multiple clients, will serve as the company's new European headquarters.