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Friday, February 07 2020

Expansion project to retain 81 jobs and result in 47 new direct, indirect jobs

Hammond, LA -- Governor John Bel Edwards and Scariano Wholesale Foods CEO Jay Scariano III announced a $10 million expansion of the wholesale food distribution facility near Hammond, Louisiana. The project will improve transportation, access and logistics at the site while creating 20 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $42,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the expansion will result in an additional 27 new indirect jobs, for a total of 47 new jobs in Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding areas.

Scariano Wholesale Foods will retain 81 existing jobs with the expansion, which will include installation of a new fueling station for its distribution fleet. The project also will provide a cold-storage addition; expansion of the loading dock and warehouse; improved road access; and new parking for employee vehicles and distribution trucks.

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Wednesday, January 09 2019

McDonough, GA — The Henry County Development Authority announced that GFA, a premier provider of total logistics solutions and supply chain analysis, has located in Henry County to provide enhanced logistics solutions for LG Electronics.  The company is creating 34 new jobs at their new facility in Greenwood Industrial Park (McDonough, Georgia) to support their client.

GFA, headquartered in Valley, Alabama, fulfills its mission by providing innovative solutions and supply chain analysis that fit their customers’ needs.  The company’s 300,000 sf McDonough facility will distribute a wide array of LG Electronics products.

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Wednesday, March 30 2016

Edgerton, KS -- NorthPoint Development has announced the start of construction of Inland Ports XXXII, a 765,927 square-foot building and XXXIII, a 927,155 square-foot building, both constructed on a speculative basis at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC). LPKC is a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility located in Edgerton, Kan., a suburb southwest of Kansas City.

Approximately two million square feet of speculative construction will be delivered this spring, and due to existing tenant demand and new tenant interest, NorthPoint has decided to start this new phase of construction. Upon completion of the two additional buildings, expected in summer 2016, there will be approximately 6.5 million square feet of new buildings at LPKC, supporting total future building capacity of 17 million square feet.

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Thursday, January 08 2015

BTS Releases October 2014 North American Freight Numbers NAFTA freight totaled $108.2 billion in October 2014 as three transportation modes – air, rail, and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in October 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). October 2014 was the highest month on record for the value of U.S.-NAFTA trade flows, not adjusted for inflation.

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