Charlotte-based 3PL to use mix of new and current facilities to offer full-suite of supply chain management services
CHARLOTTE, NC (May 4, 2017) – Bonded Logistics, a premier third party logistics (3PL) provider, announces plans for creating a 762K sq. ft. logistics campus in Charlotte, NC. Utilizing a mix of new and current facilities, it will offer a broad range of options for companies looking for supply chain management solutions in one of the fastest growing regions in the Southeast.
“This campus really opens up so many opportunities,” states Scott Carr, President of Bonded Logistics. “Not only does it help us benefit from synergies with labor, equipment, and communication, it also adds another flagship, Class A building to our portfolio that we can market to current and prospective clients. I’m very excited about the growth potential that this campus will bring.”
The campus centers around a new 372K sq. ft. Class A space at 5224 Gibbons Road in Building 2 of Metrolina Park, a new distribution park being built by Beacon Partners. Located off Statesville Rd on the old Metrolina Fairgrounds, this will be Bonded’s largest building and include a mixture of racked and bulk ambient storage to help with the growth of current customers as well as new business opportunities.
“This is our second new facility in two years and our largest to date,” states Dave Jesse, Chief Operations Officer for Bonded Logistics. “We are excited to add a third building to our Statesville Rd campus. This will provide us the opportunity to share resources between all three facilities and enhance our service offerings to our customers.”
Adjacent to the new facility at 7320 Statesville Rd is a 176K sq. ft. public facility that Bonded has occupied since 2002. This location currently offers a mix of bulk and rack storage in ambient as well as temp-controlled environments. Plans are to convert almost the entire warehouse into temp-controlled space once inventory is moved into the new space.
The third building, located directly across the street at 7335 Statesville Rd, is a 215K sq. ft. warehouse that houses Bonded Pac, the company’s contract packaging division. This location, opened in 2013, is a dedicated facility that provides efficient and cost-competitive packaging solutions to help clients gain expertise, increase flexibility, reduce costs, and get products to market quicker.
“We strive to be a full-service warehousing group,” adds Carr. “Not only do we have Grade A food and medical facilities, but also separate hazmat facilities in our network. By adding more temp-controlled space, it gives us opportunity to offer a full range of services to existing and potential clients. With packaging, the closer you are to the customer the better because transportation is expensive. Having a facility so close, it just gives us the opportunity to provide quicker turn around with minimal expenses.”
Plans call for the new building to be completed by the middle of June, and once operational will employ 65 full-time staff, including 25-30 new employees. It will bring Bonded’s total footprint to 2.6 million sq. ft. across 14 facilities with over 300 full-time employees in five NC counties.
“Bonded has been in Charlotte for 45 years, and we’ve seen its growth to become a major East Coast distribution hub with a global reach,” says Carr, who is a second-generation owner of the company. “Charlotte has proven to be not only a good business climate, but continues to offer a well-rounded talent pool for finding the right employees. We feel like growth for the warehousing and logistics industry is just beginning here as demand continues to rise.”