New DC for Just Born
Just Born announced the purchase of a 600,710-square-foot warehouse in Bethlehem Township, Pa., which will become the central storage and distribution point for the candy maker's products.
The company also said it will partner with logistics services provider OHL to develop the warehousing, distribution and transportation management services for the new facility, scheduled to open in late 2009. It will employ about 70 workers.
By moving the DC closer to Just Born's factory in Bethlehem, the company, known for its marshmallow Peeps, and chewy Hot Tamales, Mike and Ike and Teenee Beanee candy brands, will eliminate more than half a million truck-miles from Pennsylvania roads. The current DC is 75 miles away in Scranton, Pa.
'The close proximity of this distribution center to our plant will help us remain competitive by decreasing our logistics costs and significantly reducing our carbon footprint,' said Matt Petronio, Just Born's executive vice president and chief operating officer, in a statement.