Inside Logistics

New Kenco DC in Michigan

Centre will serve North America and international destinations


October 29, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

The Kalamazoo DC.

The Kalamazoo DC.

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee—Kenco has opened a new 300,000-square-foot distribution centre 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,” says 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 US and Canada.