DC Developments: August 17, 2022

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Aurora Mills Business Park

Haven Developments with its financial partner, Windsor Private Capital, has broken ground on Aurora Mills Business Park, which will offer more than 392,000 square feet of industrial condos over seven buildings. Located on 25 acres at the northeast corner of St John’s Sideroad and Leslie Street, in the Greater Toronto Area, the units will offer 25-foot clear heights, drive-in shipping and modern construction and design. The first phase is underway, with a 90,000 sf building divided into 25 industrial condo units that are presently 80 percent subscribed. The complex has unit sizes from 3,582 square feet and up, which can be combined. “Industrial condo developers like Haven are satisfying a need for small-bay users and private owners,” said Cushman & Wakefield’s Mike Brown, who is the agent selling the property. “Right now, it’s one of the few avenues to obtaining industrial space under 10,000 sf. Small tenants are being hit with massive rental increases as their leases come up for renewal. Owning your space gives you certainty of costs over the coming years.


EnerSys has opened a new distribution centre in Richmond, Kentucky. The 195,000-square-foot DC will allow the battery manufacturer to store more inventory at one centralized location and will enable it to offer more products in its 24-hour delivery program. The products being fulfilled at the new DC will be specific to the EnerSys Motive Power portfolio.

Duluth Trading Company

Duluth Trading Company, a casualwear, workwear and accessory retailer, is building a new distribution and fulfillment facility in Adairsville, Georgia. The new facility will create over 300 new jobs and represents an investment of $53 million in Bartow County. In partnership with Bastian Solutions, the facility will be a first-of-its-kind automated distribution and fulfillment centre for the retailer. The omnichannel facility will employ the AutoStore Red Line, and will be capable of processing and shipping 160,000 units per day.

Imperial Dade

Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, opened a new logistics hub in Alabama. The facility includes a 221,000-square-foot warehouse and office space on 29 acres located in Loxley and will support the company’s expanding customer base and continued growth along the Gulf Coast. The new facility brings more than US$20 million in total investment to Baldwin County, with plans to create 55 additional jobs.