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Penske Logistics has opened a 606,000-square-foot refrigerated distribution center in Romulus, Mich.
The facility, which created 460 jobs, mainly will serve the distribution needs of its customer, The Kroger Co. of Michigan.
Yesterday, #Penske Logistics celebrated the grand opening of its new 606,000-square-foot freezer/cooler distribution center in #RomulusMI. The new facility brings more than 400 new jobs to the region https://t.co/sJ3F21ei9L pic.twitter.com/tqWl0uhJtT— Penske Logistics (@PenskeLogistics) June 5, 2019
The facility opened June 4.
InSite Real Estate led construction of the $98.5 million facility, which began in the fall of 2017 and concluded in the fall of 2018, according to Penske Logistics.
The distribution center, referred to as the Michigan Fresh Center, will enable Kroger to supply store locations with fresher products. It is situated on approximately 47 acres with access to Interstate 275 and I-94.
The facility boasts 105 loading docks, minus 20-degree Fahrenheit freezers, 35-degree coolers, an ambient temperature section and space for commercial semi-trucks and trailers, according to Penske Logistics.
The company said it provides similar warehousing and distribution center management and trucking services to Kroger in other U.S. locations.
We were thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of the Michigan Fresh Center yesterday! The new distribution center brings nearly 400 jobs to Michigan and will help us supply you with fresh, frozen and wholesome foods every day. https://t.co/X2XwhpCtvu— Michigan Kroger (@MI_Kroger) June 5, 2019
Penske Logistics ranks No. 19 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in North America.
Headquartered in Novi, Mich., The Kroger Co. of Michigan operates 120 Kroger stores, 78 fuel centers, 102 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy — Transport Topics