Sara Lee has opened a new distribution facility in Haltom City, Texas. The company will use the 182,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse to distribute pies, lunch meat, and other refrigerated food products from 15 production facilities to grocery customers' warehouses in five Southwestern states. The building will eventually employ 120 people.
Mann Properties and Opus Corp. are teaming up to develop a logistics center and industrial park in Ingalls, Ind. The 140-acre site, which will be called the 1-69 Trade Center, is located near Interstate 69 and Indiana Route 13, about 20 miles east of Indianapolis. Groundbreaking is slated for later this year, with plans calling for more than 1.5 million square feet of distribution, manufacturing, and office space.
DHL Global Forwarding is moving into a new facility in Toronto, which will allow it to consolidate operations from two regional facilities as well as its Canadian headquarters. The new building offers 177,000 square feet of distribution space, doubling the amount of cargo warehousing space available for DHL's Toronto-area logistics customers. DHL Global Forwarding will continue to operate a separate 100,000-square-foot facility in Toronto.
Oakmont Industrial Group, an Atlanta-based developer, is constructing a 225,078-square-foot distribution building in Redlands, Calif. The $16.5 million Alabama Logistics Center (named for the street where it will be located) offers proximity to Interstates 10 and 210. It is being built to meet the requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Tractor Supply, a national farm, garden, and home products retailer, is doubling the size of its Waco, Texas, distribution center. The $10 million project will add 347,000 square feet of space to the building by September, bringing the total to over 650,000 square feet. The facility will eventually employ 190 workers.
Raleigh Bicycles has opened a new distribution center in Etna Township, Ohio, east of Columbus. The facility, located within ProLogis Park, is being managed by Menlo Worldwide Logistics. It supplies Raleigh and Diamondback bicycles and Avenir bicycle accessories to bicycle shops in the Midwest and on the East Coast.
Discount grocer ALDI has broken ground on a new $40 million distribution center and headquarters in Haines City, Fla. The 500,000-square-foot facility, which is due to open in September, will serve 25 new stores in central Florida.
Ryder System is establishing a new distribution center in Indiana for its client K-12 Inc., which produces educational materials for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Ryder will manage distribution and returns at the new facility, which is located at the Plainfield Business Center at Airwest, adjacent to the Indianapolis International Airport.
Saia Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier, has opened a new truck terminal in Grayling, Mich. The 5,000-square-foot building, which is the company's fifth terminal in Michigan, will handle inbound needs for the northern portions of the state, with the exception of the Upper Peninsula. Eventually, it may also provide outbound services to the Cadillac and Traverse City areas.