Lineage Logistics, a Novi-based provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, today announced it broke ground this week on an expansion to its Sunnyvale, Texas warehousing and distribution facility. Lineage will nearly double the pallet capacity of the current facility while occupying less than a third of its current footprint.
“At Lineage, we are committed to disrupting the temperature-controlled supply chain through the use of new technology, applied sciences, and innovative thinking,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics. “Our expansion in Sunnyvale is another tremendous example of that commitment, and we are thrilled to deploy a number of dynamic technologies to help preserve, protect, and optimize the distribution of the food products our customers entrust to us.”
The facility will be Lineage’s first fully automated development in North America, and is designed to support maximum flexibility and responsiveness. Its automated storage and retrieval systems technology will move product through the nine-level, 100-foot ceiling facility, while increased storage density will reduce energy consumption.
About 94,000 square feet will be added to the facility’s existing 311,885 square feet of space. This will allow for the housing of about 24,000 additional pallet positions. Lineage estimates some 30 jobs will be created to support the new operations. The facility is under construction and expected to begin full operation in 2019.