Weber Distribution opens Seattle cross-dock/storage facility
Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based third-party logistics provider Weber Distribution said Monday it plans to open a new hub facility located in Seattle, to provide services in the Pacific Northwest.
Located 17 miles from the Port of Tacoma, the new facility will serve as a crossdocking and storage facility, providing local and West Coast less-than-truckload and full truckload service to and from the region. Weber will use the 18,200-square-foot facility to handle pool distribution inbound shipments from east of the Rockies, and LTL deliveries from shippers throughout the Western United States. The facility also features temperature-controlled product handling, and is capable of meeting all food-grade standards and requirements, as well as dry storage and transportation options.
The Seattle facility will utilize Weber's Web-based Warehouse Management System, known as LINKS. The system uses a combination of the radio-frequency identification equipment and bar codes to track the real-time movement products into and out of its warehouses.
Weber operates 20 distribution facilities with more than 3.5 million square feet of space and an in-house dedicated trucking fleet, including 150 refrigerated trailers. The firm also controls a regional network of more than 1 million square feet of temperature-controlled warehouses throughout the western United States.