CONOVER, NC – As part of its ongoing effort to enhance operational efficiencies and boost speed to market throughout the Midwest, specialized furniture carrier and international 3PL provider Zenith Global Logistics has opened a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The operation will handle LTL freight and function as a full-service 3PL warehouse.
“Our new Indianapolis hub will allow for more efficient delivery of inbound product, intermodal shipments, and containers coming from California, Texas, and the Eastern seaboard since it will eliminate the need to bring freight through our North Carolina operations,” remarks Jack Hawn, President and CEO. “With the latest hours of service changes required by the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability rules, it’s more critical than ever for us to invest in the most robust national hub network possible.”
“Our regional hub footprint keeps us in compliance with CSA, while simultaneously ensuring we meet customers’ delivery and receiving timetables,” he continues. “Beyond this, our customers increasingly are demanding product be as close as possible to their local channels to keep shelves stocked and to fulfill ecommerce orders – I call it a brick and click requirement. Our new 3PL warehousing in Indianapolis means we can keep customers’ products close to their local retail channels in the Midwest. This will give them the speed to market they need with 100% traceability and 24/7 inventory visibility – both also vital to retailers dealing with shoppers both online and in stores.”
In recent years, Zenith’s has followed a long-range strategic growth plan that has included the opening of regional hubs throughout the U.S., including Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, San Antonio, Tupelo, Miss., and West Palm Beach, Fla. It also recently boosted its North Carolina storage and handling capacity by more than 30% when it acquired the former Boyles Furniture facility in Conover as its new corporate headquarters. Future expansions include facilities in Maryland and California.
Zenith Global Logistics is a total supply chain logistics provider specializing exclusively in home furnishings. The company services retailers and manufacturers throughout North America with warehousing, consolidation and full/split container programs originating from multiple domestic and Asia locations. The company owns and operates its own truck fleet as well as transportation hubs and more than 3.5 million square feet of warehousing, including facilities in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Zenith Global provides national home delivery service throughout the United States through a network of company-owned delivery operations and local market providers. Visit the company online at www.ZenithCompanies.com.
Source: Zenith Global Logistics
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