Atlanta - Electrolux is opening a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center here this month to serve the southeastern United States.
The facility, located in the Atlanta suburb of Fairburn, Ga., replaces an older facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., that will close in May. Operations at the new facility will begin mid-month, and the site will become fully operational in April.
Electrolux said the new location will allow it to reduce the current delivery time of major appliances to a significant number of dealers, builders and consumers throughout the 11-state region.
"This new location falls under the Electrolux continuous improvement plan for ensuring products are delivered to our customers at the right time," said Greg Bagwell, VP demand flow, purchasing, CSG-operations. "The proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson airport, rail service and major highways makes the location ideal for transporting our products and reducing delivery time."
The distribution center will store and ship Electrolux, Electrolux Icon and Frigidaire products, and will act as the distribution point for Electrolux Professional appliances, including commercial foodservice and laundry appliances, the company said.
The facility will also boast a 1,200-square-foot showroom and incorporates such energy-saving features as skylights, motion-controlled lighting and heat-reflective roofing materials.