GE Appliances’ new Dixon, Calif., distribution center will allow for next-day deliveries in select Western regions.
New California warehouse to ease supply-chain congestion
By Alan Wolf, YSN
GE Appliances has opened a new California distribution center that will help clear logistical logjams for western retailers while maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.
GE said the new warehouse, located in Dixon, Calif., near Sacramento, will help relieve supply-chain congestion in the vendor’s distribution facility near the Port of Los Angeles and reduce delivery times by half for dealers in northern California, Southern Oregon and western Nevada.
Retailers in those regions can now receive next-day deliveries, GE said.
“Strengthening relationships with our customers is at the forefront of our decision-making at GE Appliances,” said distribution VP Marcia Brey. “We’re excited to be able to better serve them with this new facility, which will allow us to reach local customers in half the time while supporting operational efficiency and our sustainability goals.”
The new warehouse is also energy efficient and LEED certified to reduce its environmental impact. Energy- and water-saving measures include:
- A fleet of fully electric forklifts powered by lithium batteries, which reduce wastewater and safety hazards associated with changing traditional batteries for machinery and saves time.
- LED lighting, which saves energy and reduces the number of fixtures required to illuminate the space
- Sustainable bioswales around the warehouse rather than traditional storm sewers, which help filter storm run-off and recharge ground water.
In addition, the new Dixon warehouse also houses a GE Appliances Air & Water Solutions training facility, where professional contractors and distributors can learn about how the latest HVAC technology developments, such as high-efficiency ductless systems, will help reduce homeowners’ energy costs, the company said.