AIT Worldwide Logistics Elevates Operations with LEED-Certified Hub in Chicago Suburbs
AIT Worldwide Logistics, a prominent global logistics provider, has unveiled its latest achievement with the opening of the AIT-Chicago office and warehouse in Palatine, Illinois. This LEED-certified facility marks a significant consolidation of AIT’s suburban Chicago operations, enhancing efficiency and sustainability while providing expanded services to clients.
Spanning an impressive 370,000 square feet, the newly constructed facility stands as AIT’s largest station to date, accommodating various logistics functions under one roof. With modern office space spanning two floors and a bonded warehouse certified by the Transportation Security Administration, the site is equipped to handle diverse shipping needs effectively.
Featuring 58 dock doors and multiple temperature-controlled areas, including those dedicated to food logistics and life sciences commodities, the facility offers comprehensive warehousing solutions such as pick and pack services and short- and long-term storage. It also serves as a hub for over 240 specialized logistics experts from various divisions within AIT, promoting seamless collaboration and enhanced customer service.
Vaughn Moore, Chairman and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics, highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and excellence through this state-of-the-art facility. By consolidating teams and investing in sustainable infrastructure, AIT aims to exceed customer expectations while advancing its vision to become a global leader in logistics.
In line with its sustainability goals, the new location is LEED-certified, emphasizing energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. Incorporating features such as warehouse cooling fans, LED lighting, and electric vehicle charging stations aligns with AIT’s aim to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Keith Tholan, President and Chief Operating Officer of AIT, emphasizes the facility’s role in enhancing operational efficiency and client satisfaction. With amenities like faster internet connectivity, EV parking with charging access, and versatile meeting spaces, the hub is designed to support AIT’s core values and foster collaboration among team members.
Strategically positioned near major transportation hubs, including intermodal terminals and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the Palatine facility strengthens AIT’s global network, contributing to its mission of delivering reliable logistics solutions worldwide.