O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 9, 2014

FedEx, Amazon, warehouse/distribution center, warehouse, distribution center, sortation center, operations and fulfillmentHere is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Bedding supply company American Textile Company has doubled the size and expected employment of its manufacturing and distribution center in Tifton, GA, according to Area Development. The company just opened the expanded 418,000-square-foot facility.

Convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores has begun work on a 250,000-square-foot distribution center in Vigo County, IN, the company’s second, according to MyWabashValley.com. It will be located on 60 acres in Vigo County’s Industrial Park and open in 2015.

Amazon will lease a 250,000-square-foot warehouse to establish a distribution and sortation center in Pittsburgh, according to Area Development. The location, which also houses startup ModCloth, is part of Amazon’s new network of sortation centers, which will increase from 8 to 15 by the end of the year.

FedEx is clearing land for a new 175,000-square-foot distribution center in Tammany Parish, New Orleans, according to New Orleans City Business. The carrier is also planning to expand and upgrade its South Memphis hub, including expanding its local city van haul facility and adding office space, according to the Memphis Business Journal.

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