New Jersey Distribution Channels Attract Big-Name Companies

New Jersey has parlayed its impressive roster of transportation assets into a logistics and distribution hub that sees product shipped from the Garden State to around the world and across the globe. A Who's Who of household names and profitable brands have major warehousing and distribution facilities in New Jersey including Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, Williams-Sonoma and Home Depot.

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A Who's Who of prestigious names and profitable brands have major warehousing and distribution facilities in New Jersey including Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, Williams-Sonoma and Home Depot. Coca-Cola is developing a state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable distribution facility in South Brunswick and expanding its existing operations in Carlstadt, projects that will keep the company and its 1,000 employees in the state. The soft drink company's 240,000-square-foot South Brunswick facility, scheduled to open in mid-2011, will employ 650 workers. The LEED-certified facility will consume 20 percent less energy than traditional buildings, decrease water consumption by 35 percent, and utilize delivery trucks that require 30 percent less fuel. In Newark, Pitney Bowes expanded its mail services operations and opened the new International Mail Distribution Center there in March 2010, bringing 180 jobs to the city and plans to create an additional 25 jobs. Pitney Bowes Mail Services is the nation’s largest provider of presort services, aggregating outbound mail from organizations and enabling more mailers to gain postage discounts. The 76,000-square-foot facility, located in Newark’s Enterprise Zone, will process 50 million pieces of international mail per year. In February 2011, clothing design company alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet brought distribution and administrative operations to Seacaucus, where a 75,000-square-foot facility will create 70 jobs and help serve the 700 stores that sell the company's products.

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