Penske Logistics opens a distribution centre in Michigan

Penske Logistics has opened a 606,000 sq ft standard freezer/cooler distribution centre in Romulus, Michigan, US, to serve the food distribution needs of its customer, The Kroger Co. of Michigan.

InSite Real Estate led construction of the $98.5m facility, which began in autumn of 2017 and finished a year later. It is located at 15520 Wayne Rd. in Romulus. The facility is situated with convenient access to the I-275 and I-95. The facility has 105 loading docks, -20°F freezers, 35°F coolers, an ambient temperature section, and ample space for commercial semi-trucks and trailers.

A grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), as well as tax incentive abatements requested through the Detroit Aerotropolis from the City of Romulus, and Wayne County played integral roles in the job creation and facility site selection. Its thought that the centre will bring around 400 jobs to the area.

Marc Althen, President, Penske Logistics said, “We are dedicated to providing customers with the state-of-the-art facilities they need to serve their own customers. The successful completion of this project would not have been possible without the support of Kroger, InSite Real Estate, ARCO Design/Build Inc., City of Romulus, Wayne County, Detroit Aerotropolis, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and our highly valued associates. We sincerely appreciate and thank everyone for the strong collaboration and spirit of partnership on this project. We look forward to being a bigger part of the growing business community here in Romulus.”

Source: Penske Logistics