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December 16, 2009
An Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer plans to open a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Prince George's County with help from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. The company, hhgregg, plans to open 40 to 45 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region in the 2011 fiscal year, and the distribution center is expected to create 100 new jobs when it opens in Brandywine, according to DBED. The company has stores across the southeastern United States.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Under Armour plans to build its third U.S. distribution center in a suburb of Nashville, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Thursday. The 1 million-square-foot-warehouse, a more than $100 million investment for the sports brand, will be built in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and will open in early 2016, the company said. Under Armour also has distribution centers in Baltimore and Rialto, Calif. The Tennessee warehouse will employ 1,500 workers over the next five years. The company operates two Under Armour Factory House retail stores in the state, in Nashville and Sevierville.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Coca-Cola has agreed to move its regional distribution center to a yet-to-be-built 291,000-square-foot warehouse in Hanover, Anne Arundel County officials said Friday. The facility will replace Coca-Cola's current 272,000-square-foot warehouse on Candlewood Road, also in Hanover. The center stores Coca-Cola products before delivery to businesses like restaurants and grocery stores across the region. To be developed by Preston Scheffenacker Properties, the new warehouse will be the first building in the Preston Gateway North development near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 100. While only modestly larger, the new facility will be tailored to Coca-Cola's needs, making the operation more efficient, said Curtis L. Etherly Jr., spokesman for Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. It will have 32 loading docks, as well as a larger truck yard and better security than the existing facility, Etherly said.
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Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking public input on changes to its bus system in Baltimore and the surrounding area, including two proposals that would link Dundalk with downtown and serve the new Amazon distribution center on Broening Highway. Under one proposal, a new route No. 31 would run between State Center Metro Station and the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County through Harbor East, Fells Point and Canton. The line would run every 30 minutes on weekdays.
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By The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2010
A northeastern furniture chain has chosen Harford County for its Mid-Atlantic distribution center and will eventually employ about 200 workers at the warehouse in Perryman. Bob's Discount Furniture, which began in 1991 in Newington, Conn., now runs 35 showrooms in seven states. It plans to open a warehouse in Perryman, along the Route 40 corridor, this summer. The facility will immediately employ 70, but plans to continue its expansion at the location and add to its work force. "Our proximity to I-95 and location between Virginia and New Jersey were key reasons for being selected by Bob's Discount Furniture for their distribution center," said Harford County Executive David R. Craig in a press release announcing the move.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state. The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the existing system's size. The 1.7 million-square-foot warehouse, built in 2002, employs about 550 workers and distributes inventory to many Ikea stores. The 4.9 megawatt energy system, made up of nearly 26,000 panels, now generates more than 6 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 896 cars or powering 591 homes annually.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2011
About 200 people — or nearly half the workers — who handle dry goods at the Jessup distribution center that serves Giant Food regionally will lose their jobs under a new contract negotiated with the union local, labor leaders said Monday. But union leaders with Teamsters Local 730, which represents 430 dry-goods workers who serve the region's largest grocery store chain, said the employees would be offered buyouts and jobs in other parts of the company. The facility also employs 380 people in fresh produce and 200 truck drivers, as well as workers in recycling.
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By Carrie Wells and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
Amazon.com will open a 1 million-square-foot distribution center that will employ 1,000 people at the site of the former General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore, the company announced Tuesday. The company plans to hire locally for jobs packing and shipping books, electronics and other goods, and says its jobs pay more than the typical retail position. The new distribution center, expected to open in 2014, would revive a 2.8 million-square-foot site where city and state officials have tried to lure a large employer for several years.
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By Natalie Sherman | January 6, 2014
A 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse in Cecil County leased to Restoration Hardware sold last month between $74 million and $75 million, the latest sign of strength in the area's industrial market, Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland said Monday. In Harford and Cecil counties, the vacancy rate for industrial and flex space was 3.1 percent at the end of 2013, compared to 16.7 percent at the beginning of 2011, according to an end-of-year report by Colliers International. The vacancy rate in the Baltimore region as a whole closed the year at 9.7 percent.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Furniture mega-retailer Ikea on Tuesday plugged in Maryland's largest rooftop array of solar panels, atop its distribution center in Perryville. The 769,000-square-foot field of panels will generate 3.4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, the company said in a statement. That's the equivalent of avoiding a year's worth of greenhouse gas emission from about 500 cars, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. "As one of the largest rooftop arrays in the country, this installation will ensure that the Ikea Perryville distribution center consumes very little power from the electric grid," said Ed Morris, the manager of the Perryville distribution center.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state. The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the existing system's size. The 1.7 million-square-foot warehouse, built in 2002, employs about 550 workers and distributes inventory to many Ikea stores. The 4.9 megawatt energy system, made up of nearly 26,000 panels, now generates more than 6 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 896 cars or powering 591 homes annually.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
The Rawlings-Blake administration is set to give $200,000 to help H&S Bakery move its Harbor East distribution center to an industrial area of East Baltimore - sparking discussion of whether subsidies should be needed to help a successful business expand. City officials are praising the deal, which goes before the Board of Estimates Wednesday, as an inexpensive way to keep a large employer in Baltimore. But others are questioning why H&S needs any help from a cash-strapped city that has cut back on fire companies and recreation centers in recent years.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A Florida company that produces traveling circus, motorbike and Disney on Ice shows, will create a national distribution center in Jessup to house stuffed animals, memorabilia and other merchandise sold at the performances. Feld Entertainment, Inc. signed a 10-year lease to occupy most of a 250,000-square-foot warehouse at 8235 Patuxent Range Road, consolidating its two existing Howard County operations. The company, which will move into the building in November, selected the site for its access to I-95 and proximity to the Port of Baltimore, where it receives shipments of 400 containers from China each year, said Thomas Higgerson, its vice president of transportation and logistics.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Coca-Cola has agreed to move its regional distribution center to a yet-to-be-built 291,000-square-foot warehouse in Hanover, Anne Arundel County officials said Friday. The facility will replace Coca-Cola's current 272,000-square-foot warehouse on Candlewood Road, also in Hanover. The center stores Coca-Cola products before delivery to businesses like restaurants and grocery stores across the region. To be developed by Preston Scheffenacker Properties, the new warehouse will be the first building in the Preston Gateway North development near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 100. While only modestly larger, the new facility will be tailored to Coca-Cola's needs, making the operation more efficient, said Curtis L. Etherly Jr., spokesman for Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. It will have 32 loading docks, as well as a larger truck yard and better security than the existing facility, Etherly said.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
Baltimore-based Mars Super Markets Inc. plans to close its Edison Highway distribution center on March 9 and lay off 78 workers, the company said Monday. The 70-year-old family owned chain, which has 17 supermarkets in the Baltimore area, notified the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation of the closing and said it plans to work with the new distributor to place workers in jobs. The grocer will outsource supply and distribution to Bozzuto's Inc. to better compete with larger regional and national chains, said Chris D'Anna, Mars' chairman and CEO, in a statement.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Clothing firm Tom James Co. has opened a national distribution center in Carroll County and is expanding another operation there, the state said Tuesday. Tom James expects to add 75 jobs in the next five years as a result of both moves, the governor's office and Carroll officials said in a joint announcement. The company's Carlisle Etcetera LLC, which makes couture dresses, suits and other high-fashion items, moved the distribution center from New York to Westminster. Tom James' English American Tailoring Co. - a made-to-order clothing manufacturer that already employed 380 people in Westminster - is expanding its custom men's apparel facility there.
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Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking public input on changes to its bus system in Baltimore and the surrounding area, including two proposals that would link Dundalk with downtown and serve the new Amazon distribution center on Broening Highway. Under one proposal, a new route No. 31 would run between State Center Metro Station and the Dundalk campus of the Community College of Baltimore County through Harbor East, Fells Point and Canton. The line would run every 30 minutes on weekdays.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
H&S Bakery is moving its Harbor East distribution center to an East Baltimore business park, freeing up prime real estate that the breadmaker-turned-developer has eyed for development for more than a decade. The facility, bounded by South Central Avenue and South Eden, Fleet and Aliceanna streets, lies on the edge of the fast-growing shopping, hotel and business district. Its future home, meanwhile, is a development that was once in bankruptcy and has struggled to attract tenants.
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By Natalie Sherman | January 6, 2014
A 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse in Cecil County leased to Restoration Hardware sold last month between $74 million and $75 million, the latest sign of strength in the area's industrial market, Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland said Monday. In Harford and Cecil counties, the vacancy rate for industrial and flex space was 3.1 percent at the end of 2013, compared to 16.7 percent at the beginning of 2011, according to an end-of-year report by Colliers International. The vacancy rate in the Baltimore region as a whole closed the year at 9.7 percent.
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Editorial from The Record and The Aegis | December 12, 2013
The recent announcement of the elimination of 191 jobs at the Saks retail distribution center in Aberdeen – which once employed about 600 people and went through an earlier round of cuts last year – is a reminder to some of us that the distribution center's location was chosen in part because of tax breaks offered to the corporate ownership. Saks closed a distribution center in New York and relocated to Aberdeen and one of the things that made the deal a bit sweeter for the corporation was $8.1 million in tax breaks offered by Harford County and the state.
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