Saddle Creek Corp., a third-party logistics service company, has opened a new 269,000-square-foot distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., for Hornell Brewing Co. Hornell makes AriZona brand iced teas and other beverages. In addition, Saddle Creek recently built a 486,000square- foot facility at its Lakeland, Fla., campus to house operations for Hornell Brewing and another customer.
Siemens has leased 320,000 square feet of distribution space within a 493,000-square-foot facility under construction in Plainfield, Ind. The developer of the building is Republic Properties, based in Atlanta. Siemens will distribute health-care products from the facility.
The Union Pacific Railroad has signed a lease and operating agreement with the Port of Tacoma, (Wash.) to operate from the port's South Intermodal Yard. The agreement allows the Union Pacific to expand its presence in Tacoma by moving the railroad's domestic service from its Seattle Argo Intermodal Yard and freeing capacity for international business. The initial five-year lease provides the Union Pacific with 10 acres, with provisions to expand up to 25 acres during the term of the lease.
Office Depot has opened a new European distribution facility in Grossostheim, Germany. The more than 300,000-square-foot facility includes pickto- light technology, automated picking machines, and other state-of-the-art equipment to deliver office products and supplies to customers in Germany and Austria.
AkzoNobel, an international supplier of paints, coating products, and specialty chemicals, has consolidated its two West Coast distribution operations into a new 420,000-square-foot building in Riverside, Calif. The new building was constructed by Bender Group, a third-party logistics service provider that will own and operate the facility in addition to managing transportation contracts for AkzoNobel.