Expected to be operational by mid-2010, the warehouse is located 10 miles from an existing cereal manufacturing plant and 45 miles from Atlanta. Exel operates several other dry and refrigerated distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada on behalf of General Mills.
Exel will provide distribution services for General Mills’ ambient food products such as cereals and snacks. The building will provide higher storage density through increased racking than a typical facility. It will incorporate a varying level of mechanization—such as a layer pick line—to maximize efficiency and productivity.
Scott Sureddin, president of Exel’s Consumer business unit, observed “Our strategic partnership with General Mills began more than 30 years ago, and we are proud to have earned this new business with such a category-leading company. As our relationship evolves and presents new challenges and opportunities, we hope to continue to collaborate with General Mills to develop and implement tailored, cost effective supply chain solutions.”