Lakeland’s Saddle Creek Continues Westward Expansion with Las Vegas Facility

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Based in Lakeland Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced on Thursday its intention to open a new distribution center in Vegas.

The “shared-space facility” will expand its logistics operations in the western United States for new and existing customers, a Saddle Creek press release said. The establishment is due to open in August.

“We are seeing a high level of interest in a DC in Las Vegas. The business-friendly tax climate, strong labor pool and proximity to many major markets make it an ideal location for warehousing and distribution operations,” said Rob Pericht, senior vice president of Saddle. Creek for client solutions and operations development, in the release.

“It’s also beneficial for efficient, cost-effective transportation with easy two-day access to most of the western United States via ground service,” he said.

Saddle Creek is set to open a distribution center in Las Vegas in August as part of continued West Coast expansion.

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The facility is Saddle Creek’s sixth location in the western United States and expands the third-party logistics provider’s footprint to more than 30 million square feet nationwide, according to the release.

The newly constructed building has a clear height of 36 feet and 20 dock doors. The space can be arranged to meet specific customer needs.

“The growth of e-commerce is driving demand for strategically located warehousing and fulfillment facilities that help position inventory closer to the end customer,” Pericht said.

“We are committed to supporting our clients by investing in the right real estate to help them grow and succeed in this dynamic market,” he said.

The location of the new facility makes ground service an efficient and cost-effective shipping option. Air freight can be used for expedited shipments through Saddle Creek’s brokerage services and parcel shipping solutions.

The new facility is located west of Interstate 15 in the Silver State Commerce Center at 4230 N. 5th St. in North Las Vegas.

Saddle Creek now has 52 locations in 18 states. West Coast operations include facilities in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Modesto area as well as Las Vegas. Through acquisitions, Saddle Creek first expanded west in 2009.

The number of employees in the company’s distribution network varies. According to Saddle Creek’s senior marketing manager, Tom Collins, “Staffing will depend on the customers and the solutions we put in place.”

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, 55, provides supply chain solutions with a variety of logistics services including order fulfillment, warehousing and transportation for retailers, manufacturers and e-commerce businesses, according to the press release.

Its customers include organizations in food and beverage, health and beauty, retail, consumer packaged goods, apparel and footwear, and electronics, among others.

“We’ve added five new multi-client installations in the last 18 months alone,” Collins said.

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