CRL Announces Midwest Expansion

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) of Los Angeles has begun construction of a new expanded warehouse and distribution facility if Elgin, Ill. Once completed, the company will relocate its Elk Grove, Ill., operations into the new facility.

According to the company's announcement, the new 75,000-square-foot building is being constructed as a "high cube" storage building. With the extra height, CRL says it will be able to store inventory up to 20 feet high, equating to 125,000 to 150,000 feet of storage.

"We have enjoyed many years in the Chicago area and are pleased to be expanding our capabilities in that region, which is very important to our advancement as the leading supplier to the glass industry," said Donald E. Friese, president and chief executive officer. "As we continue to grow, we need to make investments such as this … The new facility will raise our level of service in that region. The new location is more convenient for our customers, too, since it is just north of Chicago O'Hare airport and very close to the freeway. The construction of this facility demonstrates our deep commitment to the midwestern market."

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