DC Developments: September 21, 2022

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Pan Pacific Pet

Pan Pacific Pet, one of the largest pet retail distributors across Canada, has partnered with Attabotics to introduce automated storage and retrieval technology to the company’s newest warehouse – a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility north of Calgary in Rocky View County, Alberta. The new, ultra-high density storage structure from Attabotics will include more than 6,000 bins, 20 3D robotic shuttles for automated picking and packing of goods and two picking and replenishment stations.

Oxford Properties

Oxford Properties Group has broken ground on the first phase of a 180-acre industrial development in Milton, Ontario. The vacant property will become the James Snow Business Park, with a 3.3-million-sq.-ft. of industrial space. The park will be developed in phases and total 14 buildings, with the first phase representing 1.55 million square feet across four buildings. The park will target LEED certification, and will have 400,000 square feet of solar photovoltaic arrays installed in the first phase  as part of the base building infrastructure to provide 3.8 million kWh of renewable energy annually for occupiers. It will also have outdoor amenity spaces along an internal trail network that connect to Milton’s hundreds of kilometres of walking trails.

SIJ Americas

SIJ Americas (a wholly owned subsidiary of SIJ- Slovenian Steel Group) has acquired and established a new 35,000-sq.-ft. warehouse facility. Just 40 kilometres southwest of Chicago, the warehouse started operations in August 2022 and supplies stainless and tool steel products for its US- and Canada-based distributor partners.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has opened a 340,000-sq.-ft., tier one transload and distribution centre 10 km from the Virginia Intermodal Gateway. The location will allow for fast to market e-commerce delivery to Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Northeast locations. It will employ electric forklift trucks and yard jockeys, and have 80 dock doors and 800 trailer parking spots. The company says it plans to open another tier one facility with over 225,000 sq.ft., 100 dock doors and 600 trailer parking spots on site in August 2023.