First shipment arrives at new Target DC

by MM&D staff

CORNWALL, Ontario—The first shipment of goods destined to stock shelves in Target’s Eastern Canadian retail stores arrived in the company’s Cornwall, Ontario distribution centre.

To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held at the DC, which is run by Eleven Points Logistics on behalf of the US retailer. Executives from the City of Cornwall, Target Canada, and Eleven Points Logistics were joined by Eleven Points employees at the event, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“It was less than two years ago that I stood on this site which was then just a field and trees so it’s very exciting to see how much we have achieved in such a short period of time,” said Tom Shaw, vice-president of distribution for Target Canada.

The 1.4 million square-foot DC has over 200 dock level doors and sits on 169 acres of land. Racking in the facility measures over nine metres (30ft) high. The building is large enough that one could lay the CN Tower inside the building and not touch the east or west walls.

“Eleven Points Logistics has assembled a great team here in Cornwall, and we are excited to help Target launch its brand in Canada,” said Ewen McIlraith, vice-president of Eleven Points.