GRSI (Glen Road Systems Inc.) has opened a new office in the Dallas area to serve the central United States. The company, which specializes in warehouse integration solutions, also has regional offices in Oregon and Arizona in addition to its headquarters in suburban Philadelphia.
Clayco has completed the construction of a 420,000- square-foot distribution center on a 20-acre brownfield site in St. Louis, Mo. International Food Products Corp. has preleased 120,000 square feet of the spec building, now known as the North Broadway Distribution Center. Clayco is a fullservice real estate development firm.
The government of South Korea says that ProLogis is planning to invest $600 million in the Asian nation. The investment includes the development of more than 7 million square feet of logistics space in the Gyeonggi province in northeast South Korea as well as the development of two other large parcels of land near Seoul.
Kimberly Clark is expanding operations at its SouthPort Logistics Center in McDonough, Ga., about 30 miles south of Atlanta. The 339,300-square-foot addition will bring the facility to over 1.6 million square feet. The building is used to distribute the company's consumer paper, hygiene, and medical products.
RailAmerica has unveiled plans for five Transportation Logistics Centers to be located in Roseburg, Ore.; Phillipsburg, Kan.; Vassar, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Stellarton, Nova Scotia. The company will also create a Revenue Protection Center in St. Albans, Vt., that will serve as the central administrative office for customer service, operations support, and revenue processes for all of the company's railways. RailAmerica operates 41 railroads in 27 states and three Canadian provinces.
ABM Property Corp., an industrial real estate developer, has acquired a 902,000-square-foot facility in Southern California. Wal-Mart is the current occupant of the property, which is located in the Inland Empire near Ontario International Airport. The addition brings the total amount of space owned and operated by ABM in Southern California to 22 million square feet.
Whirlpool Corp. is planning a $75.5 million regional distribution center near the Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus, Ohio. The company's move to the new 1.5 million-squarefoot DC is part of the reorganization of Whirlpool's distribution network following its acquisition of Maytag in 2006. The facility, which will bring 199 jobs to the area, will replace a building the company had leased in nearby Obetz.