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East Coast Warehouse Expands in Dayton

Elizabeth-based East Coast Warehouse & Distribution, a temperature-controlled logistics provider to the food and beverage industry, announced an agreement to lease an entire 388,000 square foot warehouse building from Heller Industrial Parks, Inc. The brand-new building, located just south of the Port of New York/New Jersey in Dayton, is the latest step in the company’s expansion efforts, while also offering an “off-port” solution in Central New Jersey.

“The Central New Jersey area continues to grow and attract commerce with a high level of support from state and local government,” said East Coast Warehouse CEO Jamie Overley. “Our investment in this facility in close proximity to the Port of New York/New Jersey, is a testament to our long-term commitment to the region and will allow us to continue to provide seamless distribution through the Northeast.”

From its Dayton warehouse, East Coast Warehouse will offer temperature-controlled warehousing, container drayage, local and regional trucking services, and national freight brokerage services. The company expects to open its doors in Dayton on October 1, 2023, and plans to hire 75 people within its first year of operation.

East Coast Warehouse has experienced significant growth over the last several years, from its expansion into the Port of Savannah and acquisition of Temp-Distribution of Maryland in 2021, to the opening of its second facility near the Port of Baltimore in the Tradepoint Atlantic Logistics Center at Sparrows Point in 2022, to its acquisition of Allied Brothers Intermodal in January 2023. Earlier this year, the company announced a partnership with BlueCargo to optimize container workflow from port to warehouse, helping to alleviate additional costs and fees resulting from ongoing port congestion.

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