Mercedes-Benz USA has broken ground on a new Vehicle Preparation Center in Brunswick, Ga. The new 70,000-square-foot facility, which will be located at the Georgia Ports Authority's Colonel's Island facility, will replace an existing facility in Florida. After it opens next summer, the operation will receive and process about 50,000 automobiles annually.
Brown Shoe Co. is building a new 350,000-square-foot distribution center at the Tejon Ranch Industrial Complex in Lebec, Calif., north of Los Angeles. The facility, whose handling systems are being designed and integrated by Fortna, will handle West Coast distribution for Brown Shoe's Famous Footwear division.
Bell Helicopter has opened a new 38,000-square-foot parts distribution center in the Calgary International Airport's YYC Global Logistics Park. The new facility will serve as the primary distribution facility for Bell's Canadian customers.
Weber Distribution, which provides dedicated warehousing and transportation services on the West Coast, has opened a new facility in Portland, Ore. The 12,500-squarefoot building is located just 10 miles from the Port of Portland and services several key clients, including Capsugel, Ventura Foods, Ghirardelli, and Kraft.
ProLogis has announced plans to develop 500,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The site will include three buildings, which are expected to be ready early next year. The location is near the Juarez International Airport and offers easy access to the U.S. border.