Major expansion plans are in the future for McCormick & Company. The global leader announced the selection of Tradepoint Atlantic Industrial Park in Sparrows Point, Maryland, as the location for the company’s future state-of-the-art Northeast Distribution Center. The 1.8 million-square-foot leased facility substantially increases the capacity to meet growing demand in the Americas region and will become the largest distribution site for McCormick in the world.
“McCormick’s new state-of-the-art Northeast Distribution Center marks another milestone in our company’s history of providing local jobs and making investments in building the McCormick of the Future,” said Lawrence Kurzius, McCormick’s Chairman, President, and CEO. “Expanding our infrastructure and capabilities by optimizing our distribution network in the region supports our strategy to add capacity, enhance our customer response, and increase efficiencies through the use of technology. I’d like to thank all of our McCormick employees, Tradepoint Atlantic partners, and state and local officials who helped make this transformational project happen.”
According to the press release, the company’s investment in the new distribution center will consolidate multiple warehouses and leverage advanced technology solutions to improve productivity and drive efficiencies enabled by automation. McCormick anticipates officially opening the site upon completion of construction and commencement of the lease by the second half of 2022.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the Tradepoint Atlantic Industrial Park on November 12 to commemorate the beginning of construction.
“[This] announcement represents years of hard work and vision culminating in two iconic Baltimore brands coming together,” said Kerry Doyle, Managing Director for Tradepoint Atlantic. “The combination of McCormick’s world-class production and processing capabilities and Tradepoint Atlantic’s multi-modal connectivity to key East Coast and global markets will allow for sustained growth for many years to come. As any Marylander can tell you, there is nothing better than OLD BAY and McCormick products, and Tradepoint Atlantic couldn’t be prouder to be part of their incredible story moving forward.”
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