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March 30, 1993 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 3, 1987 | By ROBIN PALLEY, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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January 31, 1988 | By Oscar Berryman, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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January 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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November 16, 1989 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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March 2, 2010 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 31, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 21, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 29, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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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.
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February 4, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
Workers at the Philadelphia Food Distribution Center voted Saturday to ratify a five-year agreement that includes wage increases, employer-paid health care and increased employer contributions to the pension plan. In return, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 929 agreed to allow a lower starting wage for new employees, although full contributions would still be made to their health and pension benefits after a few months probation, said Rocky Bryan Jr., president of the local.
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July 31, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 18, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A developer of former industrial spaces announced Tuesday that it will soon finalize a deal to purchase the closed Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown and that it already has lined up its first tenant - another beverage bottler. Modern Recycled Spaces of Hamilton, Mercer County, has reached an agreement valued "in excess of $10 million" with the Ocean Spray cooperative to buy the 480,000-square-foot plant, said Daniel Popkin, the developer. He said settlement is expected to be this month.
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May 13, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amazon.com plans to open a new 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Carteret, in central New Jersey, the company said in a statement Monday. The facility, together with an existing center in Robbinsville, will bring Amazon's total footprint in the state to 2.5 million square feet, the company said. The Carteret facility will create "hundreds" of full-time jobs when it opens, according to the company. Amazon spokesman Aaron Toso said in an e-mail that he could not give a more specific number of jobs or estimate of when the center would open.
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February 18, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Urban Outfitters , the South Philly-based group of store chains that mostly sells women's apparel, said Monday it will use the one million-square-foot, 500-worker warehouse it has been building over the last year near Gap, Lancaster County, to replace its 10-year-old "Ecommerce Fulfillment Center" in Trenton, S.C. Urban Outfitters opened the Southern distribution center and moved 200 jobs there from the Philadelphia area 10 years ago. The...
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October 22, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a month after a fire gutted its Burlington County meat warehouse, leaving a rancid smell hanging in the air, Dietz & Watson has hauled away up to 10 million pounds of meat and demolished most of the building. The stench is virtually gone from the company site in Delanco Township, some residents in nearby Edgewater Park said, and an odor-neutralizing solution has spouted out of supply hoses and aerosol fogging nozzles around the clock. "We're pleased and feel very good that those neighbors are breathing fresh air again," company spokesman Steve Aaron said last week.
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October 9, 2013 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Urban Outfitters, the iconic purveyor of hip clothing and housewares, doubled down on the city and state Monday, announcing that it was expanding its Philadelphia headquarters and adding a distribution center in Lancaster County. The expansion will ultimately mean an additional 2,000 jobs in the city and 500 in Gap, according to Richard Hayne, Urban Outfitters' founder and chief executive officer, who spoke at a news conference at the Marriott Hotel in Center City. The firm said it was investing $210 million in the projects, which include refurbishing a 250,000-square-foot structure at the Navy Yard and constructing a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County.
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September 3, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano and Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Firefighters battled a multi-alarm fire late into Sunday night that ravaged the six-year-old Dietz & Watson warehouse on Coopertown Road in Delanco, which stores meats and cheeses from company factories in three states. The blaze remained out of control as of 9 p.m., and crews were expected to fight the fire well into the night, according to Burlington County's fire and EMS dispatch center. Flames were reported along the roof, which has solar panels mounted on it, about 1:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the Delanco Fire Department.
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August 26, 2013 | By Edith Newhall, For The Inquirer
Those who have only seen Steven Baris' paintings on panel and Plexiglas in his one-person shows at Philadelphia's Pentimenti Gallery may be surprised to see how skillfully he has navigated the entirely different proportions and lighting of his exhibition space in the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. His exhibition there, "Exurban Archipelago," organized by DCCA curator Maiza Hixson, runs through Nov. 11. The familiar environs of Pentimenti are low-ceilinged, evenly lit rectangular rooms; they echo the forms in Baris' work, which are borrowed from the architecture and exurban sites of big-box stores and distribution centers, as well as from the actual rectangular dimensions of his works.
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June 21, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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