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Cardone Industries to build parts handling centre in Texas

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US aftermarket parts remanufacturer Cardone Industries is investing $50m in a new 85,500 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC)US aftermarket parts remanufacturer Cardone Industries is investing $50m in a new 85,500 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Harlingen, Texas.

The site, which is expected to be ready for operations by next summer, will be located near its manufacturing facility in the Harlingen Industrial Park. The company will manage the PDC itself.

Harlingen is near the Gulf coast on the Mexican border on the crossroads of the Rio Grande valley and has access to two interstate highways, Valley International Airport, the port of Harlingen, The Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios, and direct rail services with the Union Pacific Railroad.

The company said the distribution centre would support a double-digit increase in production at the manufacturing plant, though Cardone would not go into further detail on its output.

“As Cardone continues to grow, we need to augment our distribution and logistics capabilities in order to handle our increasing volume and the growing number of product lines,” said CEO Stan Gowisnock. “Also, having this new distribution centre in close proximity to our south manufacturing facilities will help us get those products in our customers’ hands quicker than ever before.”

Along with its facilities in Philadelphia, Harlingen and Los Angeles, the company has operations in Canada and Mexico. It has also added operations in Vancouver, Phoenix, Seattle and Toronto, and overseas in Spain and China, through its buyout last month of ADP Distributors, the parent company of Rotomaster, which makes turbochargers and other components.