We’re proud to announce an upgrade to our operations near Carlisle, Penn., and a new regional distribution center in New Kingstown will be constructed. A ground-breaking ceremony was held today to officially kick off the project.

The new facility will be about 12 miles from the company’s current distribution center in Carlisle, Penn. It will provide an additional 300,000 square feet for storage, and will be a full-mix, rail-served warehouse, storing major appliances from all of the company’s brands and product categories, including laundry, refrigeration, cooking, and dishwashers.

“This upgrade to our distribution network represents our commitment to our consumers and trade customers,” said Alison Jones, senior director, logistics. “We expect that the additional space will improve our flexibility, increase our efficiency, and provide needed space for our growing business.”

Penske Logistics, the Carlisle warehouse’s current manager, will continue their duties in New Kingstown. The workforce of 90 is expected to stay the same.

Exeter Property Group and Penntex Construction Center will develop and construct the property, respectively. Construction will begin immediately, with plans for the new center to become operational in the third-quarter of 2017.