Averitt, a leader in freight transportation and supply chain management, has recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Theodore, Alabama. This development marks a significant milestone in the company's ongoing commitment to supporting the needs of shippers in the Mobile Metropolitan Area and businesses around the globe that use the Port of Mobile as a point of international cargo distribution. State and local leadership, including the Governor of Alabama and the Mayor of Mobile, acknowledged the project's importance at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Strategic Location and Economic Impact
Located within the newly opened South Alabama Logistics Park, Averitt’s distribution and fulfillment center represents a significant development in the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance its regional and international logistics capabilities. Strategically situated close to the Port of Mobile, the location features a 120,000-sq.-ft warehouse and a 35,000-sq.-ft cross-dock.
“Addressing the needs of regional shippers is a key focus, as well as incorporating eco-friendly choices and strategic planning,” stated Barry Blakely, Averitt’s president and COO. “Our commitment lies in fine-tuning logistics to suit the unique requirements of our valuable partners and customers in the region.”
Sustainability at the Forefront
In alignment with its sustainability initiatives, Averitt has integrated several eco-conscious features into the new facility. These include energy-efficient LED lighting with motion sensors, all electric forklifts, and other environmentally responsible technologies.
“These initiatives reduce our environmental impact and contribute to a more environmentally responsible supply chain,” Blakely emphasized. “Being in Mobile enables us to deliver efficient and comprehensive logistics solutions to our customers.”
Additional Facility Features and Services
The facility boasts a multitude of features, including:
- A 60-door LTL dock with a ramp for ground-level access and dock levelers
- A fully ventilated and heated adjoining warehouse with 20 doors and dock levelers
- Over 400 truck and trailer parking spaces
- A Driver Support Center, complete with amenities such as a driver lounge, satellite television, restrooms with showers, and a laundry room
- Enhanced security measures, including electric fencing, gated entry, and round-the-clock video surveillance
A Gateway for Enhanced Shipping Services
This facility, with its proximity to the Port of Mobile, serves as a gateway for shippers, offering unparalleled access to Averitt's asset-based fleet and extensive distribution network that covers North America. It stands as a testament to Averitt's dedication to providing comprehensive, efficient, and environmentally responsible logistics solutions to its customers.
For more details about this new facility and the comprehensive services it offers, please visit Averitt.com/Mobile.
Serving shippers for over 50 years, Averitt is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management solutions with an international reach of over 100 countries. Averitt's “Power of One” service structure provides shippers access to LTL, Truckload, Dedicated, Distribution & Fulfillment, and Integrated services that cover every link in the supply chain. Averitt’s team has been awarded the highest honors in the industry in the past year, including five Quest for Quality Awards, numerous customer awards, and a No. 1 overall ranking in MASTIO & Company’s shipper survey. Averitt's 9,000+ associates are dedicated to delivering the most reliable services within the industry and promoting a company culture centered around people, communities, sustainability, and giving back. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit Averitt.com.
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