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Pilot freight opens Vegas warehouse

Facility has 32-ft. ceilings, 20 dock doors and sophisticated climate control

January 3, 2018

LIMA, Pennsylvania – Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, is opening a new 70,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Located near McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip, Pilot’s new warehouse is ideal for not only the ever-increasing demand for long and short-term storage solutions for trade show, gaming and concert related freight ranging from elaborate booths to the massive stage and lighting systems to video display equipment. The warehouse is set to open on January 20 and will add five new employees.

The new facility boasts 32-ft. ceilings, 20 dock doors and sophisticated climate control. A combination of brand-new construction and a roof made of Polar-Ply Radiant Barriers offer a unique pure aluminum foil sheet which prevents 97 percent of summer radiant heat from entering the building, reducing temperatures by up to 50 degrees. This climate technology will sustain the entire warehouse at a constant temperature regardless of exterior temperatures. These features are beneficial for storing products and technology that are sensitive to extreme temperatures including medical devices like imaging machines as well as consumer electronics and gaming industry merchandise.

State-of-the-art security with round-the-clock motion, audio and camera sensors offer complete interior and exterior monitoring with live personnel.

The inventory in the facility will be managed by Pilot’s eWMS, which allows maximum flexibility and system interaction in the warehouse. The system is completely customizable and able to integrate with customers’ systems. Through this, Pilot is able to better manage the supply chain processes and significantly improve employees’ workflows, equating to large increases in productivity, efficiency and increased quality.

“Pilot is excited to open a new top-tier warehouse in Las Vegas,” said John Hill, president and chief commercial officer for Pilot Freight Services. “This warehouse will provide excellent benefits to clients in the Las Vegas area with its prime location to tradeshow warehouses – the space is adjacent to GES and Freeman, and only five miles from the airport.”