Kenco Opens New Upper Midwest Distribution Center - Global Trade Magazine
  October 19th, 2015 | Written by

Kenco Opens New Upper Midwest Distribution Center

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  • New Kenco facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, meets standards for handling medical products.
  • Kenco exec: Increased volumes and customer demand prompted us to build the expanded DC.
  • Kenco will provide order fulfillment, reverse logistics, materials management, and transportation at Kalamazoo DC.

Kenco, a provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has opened a new 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The facility meets standards for handling medical products, and includes 17 loading docks and 120 truck trailer parking spots. It will replace another nearby facility that Kenco has outgrown.

The company currently has 100 associates at this location and anticipates adding 10 more permanent jobs in the next two years. Goods manufactured in upper midwest locations will be shipped from the Kalamazoo DC to both North American and international destinations.

“Increased shipping volumes and strong customer demand for services prompted us to build the expanded DC,” said Paula Hise, Kenco’s group vice president, health and personal care. “We have leveraged this opportunity by including best-in-class warehouse and management tracking systems that provide our clients with centralized distribution and planning capabilities.”

Kenco will provide a full range of distribution services at the Kalamazoo DC including order fulfillment, reverse logistics, raw materials management, and transportation.

Kenco is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has more than 90 warehouse facilities spread across the U.S. and Canada.