Advance Auto Parts to Open New DC in Indiana

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Roanoke, Va.), an automotive aftermarket retailer, plans to open a 550,000-sq. ft. distribution center in Remington, Ind.. The new DC will serve Advance's stores in the Midwest. It will open in summer 2008, making it the ninth distribution center in the company's logistics network.

"This new, strategically located facility provides us with opportunities to enhance our service to our stores in the Midwest," said Roy Martin, Advance's senior v.p. of logistics and replenishment. "Our investment in this distribution center and the creation of over 600 new jobs demonstrates our commitment to being an efficient operation. The new distribution center will help us serve our stores better, shortening our supply lines and saving us valuable time and fuel. In the auto parts business, speed of delivery is a significant competitive advantage."

The distribution facility will be developed by the Norwood Company (West Chester, Pa.). Norwood also built Advance's last major Distribution Center project in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.

Advance Auto Parts is the second-largest retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, based on store count and sales. As of October 7, 2006, the Company operated 3,029 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

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