Lauth, a development and construction firm, has broken ground on a new 1.17 million-square-foot distribution center in Cumberland County in Central Pennsylvania. The facility will be the first built in the new Key Logistics Park located adjacent to Interstate 81.
ProLogis has expanded its presence in Japan. The distribution real estate company is building a fourstory multi-tenant distribution facility in Kitanagoya City near Nagoya. The facility will total approximately 458,000 square feet. In addition, ProLogis has leased approximately 260,000 square feet to Nippon Express at ProLogis Parc Komasaki, about three miles from the Kitanagoya City complex.
Ikea is planning to open its new Washington State distribution center Sept. 17. The 834,000-squarefoot facility, which is located in the Frederickson Industrial Area in Pierce County, is designed to take advantage of the shipping facilities of the nearby Port of Tacoma. The new DC will serve four Ikea stores in western Canada and three U.S. stores in Renton, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; and Draper, Utah.
A new intermodal and automotive rail logistics center is planned for a former rail yard located within the towns of Halfmoon, Mechanicville, and Stillwater in upstate New York. The new rail terminal will be located on the western end of a high-speed rail route that will link the Albany region with the Boston area. Groundbreaking is set for early next year on the $40 million facility, with completion expected by April of 2010.