NFI distribution center breaks ground in Lehigh County
Updated On: Jul 16 2013 03:55:12 PM CDT
Lehigh County has landed another distribution center.
NFI -- a supply chain company based in Cherry Hill, N.J. -- has broken ground on a new distribution center in Weisenberg Township.
The building will be used as the future distribution center for Ocean Spray Cranberries.
NFI will be the tenant in a 980,000 square foot facility located in the new West Hills Business Center off Route 863/Golden Key Road.
The new warehouse is expected to create 126 new jobs.
“We’re delighted to grow our existing relationship with Ocean Spray and to be a part of its development,” said NFI CEO Sid Brow.
“NFI is proud to be a part of this exciting project and expand our footprint in the Lehigh Valley. The investment of time, money, and resources by NFI, the Hillwood Group, and Ocean Spray is a true testament to the value of collaboration between stakeholders and the need for expansion in the Allentown area," he added.
The distribution site marks the first in a series of buildings to be developed by Hillwood at West Hills Business Center.
Approximately 2.3 million square feet of Class A warehouse/distribution space is planned.
The 230-acre site has immediate access to I-78 at Exit #45 and is near the North East extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Ocean Spray is the first customer to contract with NFI at this location.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Barbershop shooting victim speaks out; surveillance video released
Thanksgiving shopper hit by car at Walmart in Wyomissing
Police: Man injured while fighting off robbers armed with guns
'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree backdrop for couple's wedding photos
Cops: SUV slams into horse-drawn buggy, injuring baby, 6 others
Woman flown from rollover accident in Muhlenberg
DA: Missing Lehigh County woman found dead; stepfather charged
Woman dies week after husband shoots her, himself
Buried in snow for 7 hours, boys feared death
Drunk Allentown man dozes in stopped car on NYC highway, police say