Electrolux Chooses Metropolitan Atlanta for New Regional Distribution Center
Existing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee will relocate to 600,000-square-foot facility and begin operations in March 2011
Electrolux Major Appliances North America announced today that it has chosen Fairburn, Georgia as the new site of the company’s regional distribution center for the southeastern United States. Operations are expected to begin in mid-March, 2011 and be fully operational in April, 2011.
The site selection follows an extensive search for a location that optimizes service for customers in an eleven-state area. Key to the decision was the ability to reduce current delivery time of major appliances to a significant number of dealers, builders and consumers served by the existing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Chattanooga facility is scheduled to close in May as the Fairburn facility becomes fully operational.
“This new location falls under the Electrolux continuous improvement plan for ensuring products are delivered to our customers at the right time,” says 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 600,000-square-foot facility will store and ship Electrolux, Electrolux ICON and Frigidaire major appliances as well as act as the distribution point for Electrolux Professional appliances including commercial foodservice and laundry appliances.
The facility will also boast a 1,200-square-foot showroom of major appliances. The warehouse space incorporates energy saving characteristics such as skylights, motion controlled lighting and heat reflective roofing materials.