TNT Distribution Services breaks ground on new facility.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 1995--TNT Distribution Services, a logistics subsidiary of TNT TNT: see trinitrotoluene.
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TNT Distribution Services specializes in assembly, consolidation and distribution operations for mass market retailers and manufacturers using multisourced components. The $9 million project, which will replace the company's former location in McCook, Illinois McCook is a suburb of Chicago in Cook County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 254, which is the lowest population of all municipalities in the county. , was designed by Heitman Architects and is being constructed by The FCL/Stava Group.
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3. Mike Schaal, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of TNT Distribution Services, the 100,000 square-foot facility will be equipped with an automated freight handling system able to serve 70 individual sort lanes simultaneously. Said Schaal, "Using advanced bar-code-scanning technology, our new facility will sort product for delivery in a fraction of the time required by manual methods, reducing trailer unloading time from four hours to 29 minutes with a high degree of accuracy." He continued, "Product from multiple sources can also be effectively merged into cost-effective single deliveries using this system."
Attending the ceremony was Bolingbrook Mayor, Roger C. Claar. According to the mayor, TNT Distribution Services will bring 100 employees with them and foresee 50 new jobs created within the next two years. He stated, "I am delighted that TNT Distribution Services has selected Bolingbrook as the new home for their facility."
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