Zenith Global Logistics has opened a 90,000-square-foot facility in Indianapolis to handle less-than-truckload freight.
The specialized furniture carrier and international third-party logistics provider said the new site will also serve as a full-service 3PL warehouse.
“Our new Indianapolis hub will allow for more efficient delivery of inbound product, intermodal shipments, and containers coming from California, Texas and the Eastern Seaboard since it will eliminate the need to bring freight through our North Carolina operations,” said Jack Hawn, president and CEO, in a written statement. He credited the recent changes in truck driver hours of service rules with increasing the need for the company to establish a national network of hubs.
“Our regional hub footprint keeps us in compliance with CSA, while simultaneously ensuring we meet customers’ delivery and receiving timetables,” he said.
Hawn also said that Zenith’s customers “increasingly are demanding product be as close as possible to their local channels to keep shelves stocked and to fulfill ecommerce orders” — what Hawn calls a “brick and click requirement.”
In recent years, the supply chain firm has opened regional hubs throughout the United States — in Atlanta; Baltimore; Dallas; San Antonio, Texas; Tupelo, Miss.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. It also recently increased its storage and handling capacity in North Carolina by more than 30 percent by acquiring the former Boyles Furniture facility in Conover as its new corporate headquarters. Future expansion plans include facilities in Maryland and California.