HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee), manufacturer of automated material handling and supply chain software total solutions, announced the groundbreaking of a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Salt Lake City. The event is scheduled for March 14 at the property site. The property, developed, owned and operated by First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., will provide HK Systems with 87,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art facility with increased capacity to meet the growing demands of its customers for HK products and services.
John W. Splude, chairman and CEO, said, “HK Systems is excited about expanding our ability to provide innovative solutions that improve customer service, reduce inventory and delivery time – basically, lowering the costs of manufacturing, distribution, and transportation – in the robust business community of Salt Lake City.” Splude continued, “Offering an experienced and committed workforce, HK Systems looks forward to growing our Utah employee base as our customer base continues to flourish.” “First Industrial and HK Systems are dedicated to providing supply chain solutions through real estate and material flow solutions, respectively, that improve overall productivity and customer service,” said Greg Downs, managing director of First Industrial’s Gulf/Mountain/West region, First Industrial. “Given HK Systems’ leadership position in the supply chain field, we are very pleased to have been chosen the developer of this facility that will serve the HK customer base.”
Source: HK Systems, Inc.