In October, community leaders and executives with Leviton Manufacturing Co. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lebanon, TN, for the firm’s new 450,000-square-foot automated distribution facility, scheduled to open for business in February 2009.
The warehouse, one of Leviton’s two distribution hubs in the U.S., was developed to serve customers east of the Mississippi River and will process more than half of Leviton’s domestic order volume. The new factory will also create about 150 new jobs for Lebanon.
“In selecting a site for our new distribution center, we assessed many areas of the country that fit our geographic needs, offered a strong workforce and provided attractive incentives,” said Donald Hendler, President and CEO of Leviton, in a media release. “At the end of the day, Wilson County distinguished itself as the right match for our needs.”
Hendler described a partnership that included Duke Realty Corp., the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County, the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the City of Lebanon and Wilson County.
The new distribution center features a number of energy-saving components, including commercial-grade occupancy sensors, light switches, outlets and commercial networking devices. The loading docks will be outfitted with dock seals to maintain interior climate integrity and reduce energy consumption.