Greatwide Logistics opens new facility in SoCal

Greatwide Logistics Services - a Dallas-based provider of non-asset-based transportation, third-party logistics, warehouse/distribution and truckload brokerage services - has opened a new distribution facility in Ontario, CA.

Operated by the company's third party logistics division, Greatwide Distribution Logistics, the 238,000-square-foot facility will serve customers in Southern California, a region of the state which currently faces a severe shortage of logistics capacity. Located less than one hour from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the new facility offers convenient access to major trucking, rail and air routes to the Western United States, Canada and Mexico. It is expected to quickly reach maximum capacity due to the region's booming import market.

"Southern California has seen a steady drop in logistics capacity for several years due to economic factors," said Ray Greer, CEO of Greatwide Logistics Services. "Given the ability of Greatwide Logistics Services to provide fully integrated 3PL, transportation, warehouse/distribution and truckload brokerage services on a national level, we felt that the time is right to expand our service offerings in this market. The end result will be greater choice, enhanced service and reduced overhead for customers."

The food-grade compatible facility features 26 well-spaced docks and two ground-level doors with a private truck yard that allows for secure 24-hour cargo drops as necessary. It is also a dry/ambient space with 30-foot ceilings and Early Suppression, Fast Response (ESFR) ceiling mounted sprinklers. And as the fourth Greatwide Distribution Logistics location in Southern California, the Ontario facility is strategically located so as to draw upon the company's 300-member workforce in the region in order to quickly ramp up labor and equipment resources to handle burst rate capacity.

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