Goodman announced that it has started construction of a 1.1 million-square-foot logistics campus, Goodman Logistics Center Fontana III, in the Inland Empire West, Southern California. The company plans to open the logistics center in summer 2021.
Goodman said the site will provide customers with access to 18 million consumers within a same day drivetime, with a combined consumer purchasing power of $215 billion annually.
”The flexible campus design has the capacity to accommodate customer requirements from 212,420 to 453,020 square feet,” stated in the statement.
Goodman recently completed and leased two additional logistics centers to Amazon and an e-commerce furniture supplier, eFulfill, located adjacent to the Fontana III property.
“Consumer needs and demands are growing quicker than ever before with online sales growth up 37.1% from $145.47 billion for the same quarter the previous year. E-commerce companies must now be faster and more adaptable in order to accommodate this changing environment. Our new facility will provide companies with space in a strategic location to meet growing consumer expectations,” said Anthony Rozic, CEO of Goodman North America.
Goodman said the Inland Empire industrial market provides one of the most vital supply chain networks in the United States.
”Transportation infrastructure, proximity to the largest commercial seaports in the country, and state-of-the art logistics centers, have made the region a global trade hub that is creating robust, ongoing economic and employment opportunities.With 89,519 job seekers within a 15 mile radius and access to skilled workers, the facility will create the potential for thousands of new jobs for local residents and help to support a recovering economy.”