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