Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced that the company is expanding existing warehousing and fulfillment operations in four key markets, including in Central Pennsylvania.
The Lakeland, Florida-based omnichannel supply chain services provider is opening four additional multi-client distribution centers, one of which is in Myerstown, Lebanon County.
The others are in Walton, Kentucky; Joliet, Illinois; and North Las Vegas. Combined, the four warehouses are more than 1.8 million square feet.
Each of the new facilities is centrally located with easy access to major interstates, enabling one- to two-day delivery to millions of consumers in many major markets.
They also are designed for e-commerce fulfillment with high ceilings (36 feet to 40 feet) and offer value-added services, returns management and parcel shipping programs. In addition, they are technologically advanced with robotics and automation.
The 277,000-square-foot Myerstown distribution center is scheduled to open in July. The facilities in Walton (232,500 square feet) and Joliet (712,000 square feet) are already open. The warehouse in North Las Vegas is under construction and will be completed in early 2024.
With these new facilities, Saddle Creek’s distribution network will encompass more than 33.4 million square feet across 31 markets nationwide.
“E-commerce and omnichannel retail will continue to grow, as will demand for warehousing and distribution space – particularly in strategic locations that can help to reduce transit times and ensure cost-effective deliveries to a significant percentage of the U.S. population,” Duane Sizemore, Saddle Creek’s senior vice president, marketing and business development, said in a release. “Based on our experience to date in Walton, Joliet, Myerstown and North Las Vegas, we believe these markets are optimal for serving current and future clients.”
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer