M. Holland Company recently announced that it would be partnering with G&D Hoffman Transportation and Major Prime Plastics in the construction of a new distribution center.
The Gold Standard Distribution Center, which will be located in Coal City, will include a 400,000-square-foot building with sufficient access to accommodate almost 700 rail cars in addition to bulk trucks.
Pete Nutley, VP of operations at M. Holland, discussed the new center and what it means for the company.
"We are very excited to be a part of this important venture," Nutley said. "This is the finalization of our national warehousing strategy."
Nutley also mentioned that the company currently has 15 such centers throughout the U.S.
In addition to warehousing, the new center will be used as a bulk transfer and packaging location, offering access to rail service from major providers. Coal City's prime location near some of the biggest intermodal yards worldwide will make for better import and export operations.
Jordan Hoffman, VP of G&D Hoffman, also commented on the new agreement.
"This venture has the potential to develop into a major hub for U.S. inventories," Hoffman said.
The estimate for completion of the center and beginning of operations is set for January 2018.