O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, March 31, 2015

Warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Operations and Fulfillment, ecommerce, direct-to-consumer, DTC operations, FedEx, FedEx Ground, HomeGoods, Keystone Automotive Corp., Jelly BellyHere is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Radio Shack has hired a New York real estate firm, DJM Real Estate, to sell seven industrial properties, including four distribution centers in Fort Worth. The other properties are in Woodland, CA, Burlington, IA and Swannanoa, NC.

FedEx will more than triple the size of its Colorado Springs, CO distribution center when it starts construction next month. The 223,000-square-foot facility will employ about 80 people.

FedEx Ground plans to close its distribution center in Jenkins Township, NC and transfer the more than 140 full-time and part-time jobs there to a new facility in nearby Pittston Township, a spokesman confirmed. The new facility with be 310,000 square feet, nearly triple the size of the old one.

The city of Tucson has approved the development agreement for HomeGoods to build a new distribution center, which will serve retail outlets for HomeGoods, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s in the western U.S.

Keystone Automotive Corp., a multinational corporation that specializes in aftermarket and specialty auto parts, will build a 250,000-square-foot warehouse in Spokane, WA. The facility will employ about 60 people and should be open by the end of the year.

Jelly Belly Candy Co. said it plans to sell its Pleasant Prairie, WI warehouse and relocate the operation to Tennessee, but no timeline has been set.

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