PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. (IDS), a leading provider of supply chain solutions for ecommerce and direct to consumer retailers, announced today that it has chosen Browning/Duke Realty to build its new fulfillment center and headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana. The new 450,738 square foot fulfillment center is necessary to accommodate IDS' growing customer base and expanding transportation services. Scheduled for delivery in early 2016 the fulfillment center will be built on 28.2 acres in the AllPoints Midwest development, which is fast becoming a hub for companies involved in cutting-edge logistics and direct-to-consumer fulfillment.
"Due to our continued growth, we began looking for a facility for our expanded fulfillment operations, as well as accommodating our fast growing transportation services group. Our mid-west location combined with our facilities in Salt Lake City, UT allow us to provide two day ground delivery service for our customers to 97% of the US population. It was our desire to remain in the southwest submarket because of the transportation options available with I-70, I-465, Indianapolis International Airport and close proximity to the Avon intermodal yard," said Mark DeFabis, IDS' Chairman. "A location in AllPoints Midwest allows us to continue to effectively serve our customers, retain our existing workforce and have access to a strong labor pool for future growth. Our company has had a long relationship with Browning/Duke Realty and we knew that they would be able to deliver a building custom designed for our needs within our aggressive time frame."
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered IDS up to $625,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company's plans to hire an additional 71 employees by 2020.
IDS was represented by Cushman & Wakefield | Summit in the location search, ultimate site selection and negotiations. IDS then chose Browning/Duke Realty to build the new fulfillment center and corporate headquarters in AllPoints Midwest, a bulk industrial park that is being developed by both companies. The new facility will be 450,738 square feet on a 28.2 acre site in Plainfield, Indiana, and will allow the company to consolidate its three Plainfield facilities and transportation services division under one roof, improving efficiencies.
IDS plans to break ground in the next few weeks with completion in early 2016 and will begin hiring for operational, transportation and office positions later this year.
About Integrated Distribution Services, Inc.
For over fifty years, IDS has delivered a comprehensive mix of supply chain logistics services that includes warehousing, distribution, order fulfillment and asset and non-asset transportation services to customers in diverse industries. IDS Fulfillment specializes in order fulfillment for e-commerce, direct sales, retail and start-up companies serving a wide variety of industries, including apparel, health and beauty, toys and games, food and beverage, nutraceuticals and many more. www.idsfulfillment.com.
The transportation division, IDS Transportation Services, LLC, connects shippers to intermodal and technology-enabled transportation management solutions to add capacity and lower costs. Combined with the fulfillment division, IDS is able to offer a variety of full supply chain service programs that create a competitive advantage for its clients. www.idstransportation.com.
Browning forged their reputation by helping others establish theirs. Structuring complicated deals and never shying away from big projects have made us a mid-size commercial development, construction and management firm that overachieves. From distinctive skyline-changing towers and iconic headquarters to a diversified portfolio that includes market-leading industrial, mixed-use, healthcare, life science and higher education projects, we've been breaking new ground since 1977. To learn more, visit: www.browninginvestments.com.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 141 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 22 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.
About Cushman & Wakefield | Summit
Cushman & Wakefield | Summit is a premier Midwest commercial real estate firm specializing in office, industrial, multi-family, capital markets, healthcare, retail, land, property management, and corporate services. Summit is a member of the C&W Alliance – a fully integrated extension of the C&W global platform. The Alliance consists of select independent firms that provide clients with extended geographic reach through elite commercial real estate professionals and high quality, comprehensive services. www.summitrealtygroup.com.
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.
Media Contact: Alicia Dale, IDS | Integrated Distribution Services, Inc., 317-203-8718, firstname.lastname@example.org
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