A Tennessee-based logistics company has opened a new e-commerce fulfillment and distribution facility in Jeffersonville. Kenco Logistics says the 250,000-square-foot space was strategically chosen to provide its customers the ability to reach a majority of the U.S. population in one to two days.
Financial terms of the company’s investment in the facility were not immediately disclosed. Dan Coll, vice president of e-commerce fulfillment for Kenco, says demand for e-commerce has grown, particularly over the last several months.
“With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many merchants have turned to online sales due to mandates limiting or preventing in-person retail transactions,” Coll said in a news release. “Although we anticipated e-commerce sales to continue to rise over time, the pandemic has created an immediate spike. The situation places further strain on mid-size companies that have faced challenges in their internal or outsourced e-commerce fulfillment operation as online customers are still looking for fast and free delivery.”
Kenco says the facility has the capability of scaling up to 660,000 square feet, if needed. The company adds the location is “ideal for e-commerce merchants” because the facility came with pre-built integrations to all major platforms, marketplaces, and transportation carriers.
It was not immediately clear how many jobs, if any, were created as a result of the investment.