Averitt Express, a freight transportation and supply chain services company, has expanded its presence in Georgia with the opening of a 123door facility in West Atlanta. The new facility has 52,000 square feet of dock space, which is double the amount of dock space at Averitt's previous Atlanta facility. In addition to this new building, Averitt also operates area facilities in Norcross and Marietta, Ga.
Associated Material Handling Industries, one of the nation's largest material handling equipment dealers, has opened a 90,000-square-foot building in Addison, Ill. The new facility, which will serve as corporate headquarters and the Central Division operations center, will also house a training and resource center to support sales, service, parts, and rental operations. Associated Material Handling is a leading dealer of Raymond electric forklift trucks.
Amazon.com loves Indiana. The online retailer is planning a third distribution center for the state, this one to be located at the Airtech Logistics Park near the Indianapolis International Airport. At the end of 2007, Amazon announced plans to place a DC in Munster, a town in northwest Indiana, and in March 2008, the company picked the town of Whitestown for another DC. Together, the three Amazon facilities will create more than 1,600 jobs in the next three years.
Bulbs.com, an Internet retailer of light bulbs and fixtures, is moving into a 205,000-square-foot facility in Worchester, Mass. The company's old distribution operations were in a multi-level building. The move to the new facility, a renovated factory, will allow it to consolidate operations on one level.