GXO Opens Warehouse in Maryland for Conair

Facility Is Expected to Add 700 Jobs Over 10 Years
GXO Conair warehouse
The facility opened May 10. (GXO)

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GXO Logistics has opened an approximately 2.1 million-square-foot distribution center in Maryland, a facility that will exclusively serve Conair, which sells personal care products, small kitchen appliances and cookware.

GXO ranks No. 5 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.

The distribution center in the city of Hagerstown is the largest facility of its kind in Maryland, according to GXO and Conair officials. There are about 115 employees now based at the center, and it is expected to create approximately 700 full-time jobs during the next 10 years, they said.



While the distribution center opened in March, Conair and GXO announced the opening on May 10 to coincide with a grand opening event at the new facility that day.

“We are proud to expand our partnership with Conair with a brand new facility, strategically located in the mid-Atlantic region to serve customers up and down the Eastern Seaboard helping fuel Conair’s future growth,” Jorge Guanter, GXO’s president for the Americas and Asia Pacific region, said. “Together, we will bring new jobs to the community and deliver a great customer experience.”

To support employees, GXO said that the distribution center would use automated technology, including dozens of autonomous mobile robots.

Conair and GXO officials also said that the distribution center would have a beneficial environmental impact. By locating the facility near large consumer markets, Conair said that it would reduce its transportation miles by 60% and cut its distribution operations’ annual carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2,000 metric tons — the equivalent of taking about 420 automobiles off the road for a year.

“Our work with GXO over the last five years has demonstrated their strong track record of operational and customer service excellence, and we are happy to be working with them on this new project,” Dan Kochenash, Conair’s senior vice president of distribution and logistics, said in a statement. “This new facility will enable us to be more responsive to our customers’ needs and has the capacity to support our plans for growth. We’re pleased to have this new hub in Maryland to serve our customers’ needs across the east coast and look forward to taking advantage of new opportunities for greater efficiency and new growth.”

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At the same time, GXO will keep operating an approximately 400,000-square-foot facility in Carlisle, Pa., that also serves Conair.

Among other recent developments, GXO completed last month the nearly $1 billion acquisition of Wincanton, a United Kingdom-based logistics firm.

GXO was spun off in 2021 from Greenwich-based XPO, one of the world’s largest freight transporters. It operates worldwide with more than 130,000 employees, across more than 970 facilities, which cover approximately 200 million square feet.

In Connecticut, GXO has about 350 employees across its headquarters in Greenwich and facilities in North Haven and Windsor.

 

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