March 30, 1993 |
Nestle USA Inc. said yesterday that it planned to build a new regional distribution center in Lehigh County, west of Allentown. The facility will cover 23 acres under one roof and will handle products for a region extending from Connecticut to Virginia, the company said. When completed in July 1994, it will employ about 120 people. Most are expected to transfer from three smaller distribution centers that the new facility will replace in Woodbury, Hamilton and Edison, N.J.
March 3, 1987 |
About 160 Philadelphia-based Sears, Roebuck employees are working in jobs today that are marked to be shifted to Sears' Chicago headquarters or phased out altogether as part of a consolidation of five distribution centers. But Sears' distribution center in Northeast Philadelphia, with roughly 3,200 employees, has been spared - for now. Sears said yesterday it will "evaluate productivity at the Los Angeles and Philadelphia distribution centers to determine whether they will be modernized or relocated.
January 31, 1988 |
The Collingdale Borough Zoning Hearing Board last week approved a variance allowing a Sharon Hill florist to relocate its regional distribution center to Collingdale. John Foley, a partner in Johnson's Wholesale Florist, which had applied for the variance, said after the hearing Wednesday that the move to Collingdale "allows us to have a better support system for our 10 . . . stores in the region. " In 1985, the zoning board granted Del Co Wholesale Supply, located on the first floor of the building at 13 MacDade Blvd.
January 10, 2012 |
MIDDLETOWN, Del. - Middletown town officials have approved the construction of a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center for Amazon.com. The mayor and council green-lighted the project on Classic Drive, near Levels Road, on Monday night. Mayor Ken Branner says the Seattle-based online retailer has indicated the warehouse will have about 850 year-round employees. The site is expected to aid the neighboring Cecil County, Md., economy, which has seen growth in distribution center employment.
November 16, 1989 |
Federal Express plans to employ about 100 people at an office and distribution center being built in the Folcroft East Business Park in Sharon Hill. The Henderson Group, a development company based in Tinicum Township, is constructing the 48,000-square-foot building on 3.5 acres, aiming to make it ready for occupancy by June. The Small Business Association of Delaware Valley is sponsoring a small- business seminar, "How to Value, Buy or Sell a Business," from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 29. Frank Farmer, a lawyer, and Jeremy Gabell, an accountant, will present the seminar.
March 2, 2010 |
Workers went on strike early yesterday morning at the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market, the mammoth food distribution center in South Philadelphia that serves markets and restaurants across the region. Contract negotiations between Teamsters Local 929 and market management broke down Thursday night, said John Bryan, the local's recording secretary. About 160 dock workers, forklift operators, porters, and produce checkers work at the center and make an average of $14.50 an hour, Bryan said.
July 31, 2015 |
West Chester-based TV and Web retailer QVC will open its first West Coast distribution center at a 1.1 million-square-foot facility in Ontario, Calif., according to commercial real estate services firm CBRE, which brokered the lease. QVC will occupy the largest of seven buildings at a warehouse complex being developed in the inland Southern California city by owner Sares-Regis Group, CBRE said in a release Wednesday. CBRE spokeswoman Kelly Conaway declined to discuss the lease's term or financial details.
June 21, 2013 |
The organic-foods industry is no longer going gangbusters, as it did before the U.S. economy collapsed five years ago. But despite the slowdown, Albert's Organics Inc., a national distributor of produce and other perishables based in Logan Township, still outgrew its distribution center there in the last couple of years. The organic and natural-foods market is "still growing in the strong single to double digits. People are continuing to want to eat healthier," Albert's president Scott Dennis said Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting for a 70,000-square-foot distribution center and headquarters at the Gloucester County site.
March 29, 2011 |
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kohl's Corp. plans to open a distribution center in July in Maryland that will create about 1,200 jobs over the next three years. The department store operator said Tuesday that the Edgewood, Md., facility will fulfill online orders. It anticipates hiring more than 200 full- and part-time employees when the center opens in July. Kohl's reports that its online revenue climbed more than 50 percent last year. The Menomonee Falls, Wis., company anticipates $1 billion in online sales in 2011.
July 24, 2004
How often does Philadelphia see a huge public works project that doesn't cost local taxpayers a bundle, yet boosts jobs and business opportunities in an area of the city where both are scarce? You can count the times on one hand, most likely. Topping that short list of projects, though, would be the new U.S. Postal Service distribution center taking shape in Southwest Philadelphia. The $300 million center along Lindbergh Boulevard in the city's Eastwick neighborhood is bringing cutting edge mail-handling technology to the city, preserving nearly 4,000 good-paying jobs, and already serving as a catalyst for new business nearby.