Libbey Glass (Toledo, Ohio) has opened a new 646,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Shreveport Louisiana. The building is expandable to one million sq. ft. Office space comprises 10,000 sq. ft. of the building; the remaining space houses product racks and 59 shipping bays.
The company consolidated services previously provided by six buildings into the new facility. It will service the southeast and lower mid-western states, along with the company's export business south of the U.S. and into Europe.
"We needed a larger capacity facility, under one roof," says Don Pendergrass, Shreveport logistics manager for Libbey Glass. "Libbey is also implementing a new warehouse management system. The system optimizes shipping and receiving functions when used in one big box instead of six separate buildings. This allows Libbey's Shreveport warehouse and shipping operation to function more effectively and efficiently in servicing our customers."
Source: Bob Moore Construction Company (Arlington, Texas)