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Gordon Food Service Grants $10 Million Contract to FKI Logistex

It will provide an automated material handling system for the new GFS regional multi-temperature distribution center (DC) being built in Kenosha Wisconsin. This is the second FKI Logistex system installation for GFS since completion of the company’s Shepherdsville, Kentucky, distribution center in 2003.

The new Kenosha DC is designed to provide enhanced service to regional customers while cutting transportation distance and costs. This new 480,000-square-foot center is the largest GFS facility in the region and will include five pick modules, multiple slapper lines, a turnkey conveyor system, and a UniSort XV sliding shoe sorter. The system, which has more than 30,000 feet of conveyor, relies heavily on FKI Logistex software and controls to maximize throughput while maintaining segregation of temperature zones and a strict order stop sequence for loading shipments.

Construction on the new DC began in June 2008, and FKI Logistex will begin the system installation in spring 2009. The facility is scheduled to be operational by early 2010.

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