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COMPETITION WATCH: DHL to develop new east coast distribution facility

PLANTATION, Fla.--DHL has plans to locate a new, East Coast distribution cacility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and e...


PLANTATION, Fla.–DHL has plans to locate a new, East Coast distribution cacility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and expects to invest $107 million in the development of the new facility, which will serve as a key distribution center for DHL’s network in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, says the company.

Planned as the principal DHL distribution center on the East Coast of the United States, the new Allentown facility will serve all major metropolitan areas in the region, including Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

“The development of this new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Allentown is one example of how DHL is focused on developing the most robust, most flexible network to enable us to provide the highest quality service to our growing customer base across the country,” said Fred Beljaars, executive vice president for operations, DHL Americas.

Construction on the Allentown facility will begin in March 2005. The facility will be fully operational by September of 2006 and operate from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., seven days a week, says DHL.


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