Averitt Express announces new expansion efforts in Texas
Averitt Express, a freight forwarding and logistics service provider based in Cookeville, Tennessee, said today it has taken steps to expand its Amarillo, Texas-based operations by opening 25,000 square feet of space. distribution and order processing.
Company officials said the facility will be used to provide its shipper customers with access to inventory and cargo storage space, with a focus on streamlining delivery and distribution efforts in the entire Texas Panhandle area.
“We are excited to offer the companies and shippers that service the Panhandle new solutions that will enable them to improve their supply chain operations and speed to market,” said Wayne Spain, President and Chief Executive Officer. of Averitt’s operation, in a statement. “We have been operating in Amarillo and throughout the region for many years, and we look forward to continuing to increase our presence and capacity to serve the communities in the region. ”
Spain added that the demand for nearby warehousing has increased alongside the strong growth in e-commerce over the years.
“At the same time, many supply chain disruptions including the pandemic and port congestion challenges have contributed to the growing desire of many shippers to protect inventory needs in key markets,” did he declare. “Consumer demands evolve and as a result the needs of shippers evolve. We adapt and grow to meet the needs of both.
Earlier this year, Averitt opened a new 400,000 square foot distribution and fulfillment center in Dallas to handle the flow and distribution of domestic and international freight and freight near its service center in Grand Prairie, in Texas.
Averitt officials said this new facility is near Dallas / Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports, as well as BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad intermodal depots. They added that the new location will be equipped to meet the growing international transport needs in the region.
A spokesperson for Averitt said LM, at the time, with a population of well over seven million, the DFW metroplex was one of the busiest freight markets in the country, and he added that the main factors that drove Averitt to develop in the region are a combination of increasing customer demand and the tremendous growth that is being observed in the world of e-commerce.
“Shippers are looking to organize inventory for faster, more reliable delivery, and our new location gives our customers access to one of the most valuable markets,” he said. “Discussions about opening a new location in the DFW metroplex have been ongoing since we officially launched Averitt Distribution and Fulfillment in 2019.
Averitt Express has had operations based in Texas for over 25 years and, with the installation of the Dallas area, it has also opened new locations in Grand Prairie, Houston and Laredo.
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