Pilot opens new Salt Lake City warehouse


Pilot Freight Services has announced the opening of a 44,000 sq ft multi-client warehouse located at in Salt Lake City (SLC), USA. This facility was built to support growth from the existing SLC station and its 45,000 sq ft of warehouse space and will increase Pilot’s network of West Coast clients to meet the needs of consumers more quickly and with greater flexibility. The site will serve Pilot’s e-commerce clients.

Strategically positioned in Salt Lake City, Pilot hopes the warehouse will provide a more cost-effective solution for expensive West Coast operations. It says it will do this by providing savings that would outweigh the investment of moving product from California to SLC. The warehouse is geographically situated to support two-day deliveries to most of the Western US, without taking on the tax and financial implications of distributing e-commerce products out of California. Additionally, this location will benefit from the ground, air, and parcel capacity in SLC. The new SLC multi-client warehouse provides a complete distribution infrastructure with reduced capital expense, which allows scaling of business needs to reach end users on-time.

Pilot believes that its shared warehousing reduces the risks and expenditures involved in opening a private facility or using a public warehouse and eliminates the need for companies to hire their own staff. This new warehouse gives clients of all sizes and scope in the West Coast market the ability to store, distribute and manage transportation operations. Each space is customizable to specific requirements by outsourcing delivery, packaging and transportation management. Pilot also has the ability to operate as a 3PL, managing patrons’ transportation providers and their contacts.

The warehouse will operate five days a week Monday through Friday with after-hours and holiday on-call capabilities. Hours of operation will change to meet evolving requirements and volumes throughout extremely busy and hectic periods and during peak seasons to meet custom requests.

John Hill, President and Chief Commercial Officer, said, “Part of ongoing positive steps in company growth, Pilot has expanded warehousing and inventory management capabilities across US markets with new services, including the new SLC multi-client warehouse. Influenced by customer needs and demands, we are pleased to offer even greater full-service, turnkey solutions to our valued clients on the West Coast.”

Source: Pilot Freight Services

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