DHL Supply Chain is starting work on a nearly 3 million-square-foot warehouse project in Lebanon County’s South Annville Township.
In late August, the third-party logistics provider purchased 198 acres for its Clear Springs Logistics Park – at Route 422 and Killinger Road – for more than $20 million from Eastern Land & Resources Co., according to a deed filed at the Lebanon County Courthouse.
Expected to include three buildings totaling more than 2.8 million square feet, the project has also received money from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund to support improvements on Killinger Road.
“We are excited to build on DHL Supply Chain’s presence in central Pennsylvania, and are grateful for the partnership with South Annville Township and Lebanon County for the support they have provided on this project,” DHL Supply Chain said in a statement provided to Central Penn Business Journal.
“Over the next few years, we will be delivering state-of-the-art facilities that will provide new employment opportunities for the community.”
Jeanette Henning, South Annville Township’s manager, said in an email that construction has not yet started. “They are in the process of moving earth.”
DHL Supply Chain is also investing $88 million in a two-building life sciences and health care warehousing facility at the former Alcoa aluminum plant at 3100 State Drive, South Lebanon Township.
The first of the two structures is a 970,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse and distribution center that the company said will create at least 200 jobs.
DHL Supply Chain is part of the supply chain division of Deutsche Post DHL Group. According to a fact sheet on its website, its customer base includes more than 1,400 customers across all sectors.
Worldwide, DHL Supply Chain employs more than 159,000 people, has approximately 1,460 warehouses and offices, and operates more than 14 million square meters of storage space.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer