H-E-B Expands Distribution Center In Temple, Texas
TEMPLE, TX - Having a game plan is essential for any business, especially during this time. As the U.S. continues to adhere to lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders, essential businesses like grocery stores have seen high demand as consumers buy necessary provisions. H-E-B is staying on top of the game, however, as it jointly announced with Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) the expansion of its distribution facilities in Temple, Texas.
“We are thrilled that H-E-B has decided to grow their operations here in Temple, Texas,” said Adrian Cannady, President and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation. “Temple is a highly strategic area for businesses looking to serve the largest metropolitan markets in Texas. The city offers immediate access to I-35 and is within three hours of 80 percent of Texas’ population. We are proud that H-E-B is taking advantage of these opportunities, a decision that will strengthen both their operations and our local community.”
The expansion project will grow H-E-B’s current facility footprint of 800,000 to 1,050,000 square feet, allowing the retailer to expand its warehouse capacity and operations. This will allow the retailer to better meet the rising demands of consumers as COVID-19 continues.
According to local news source Focus Daily News, H-E-B’s Temple Distribution warehouse supports over 50 H-E-B retail stores across the region, from Austin to Dallas, and has been operating in the Temple community since 2010. The company is in the permit stage of the expansion with construction slated to begin by the end of 2020 and project completion expected in 2021.
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