New Safeway facility ready for distribution
Apr 19, 2005 9:32 AM, from staff and wire reports
The Seattle Division of Safeway Inc has completed its new distribution center in Auburn WA. The $175 million, 116-acre facility will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 20.
Encompassing the regional distribution center is a 538,000-square-foot dry goods warehouse and a 515,000-sq-ft refrigerated warehouse. Combined with this are a recycling center, trucking department, dispatch office, fuel station, truck repair shop, and administration center.
This 2˝-year project helps solidify Safeway’s position in the Northwest. For Auburn, it means an economic boost estimated at $40 million annually and 200 newly created jobs, allowing for an employment base of more than 1,000 at the distribution center.
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