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Exel Opens D.C. in Laredo for Cross-Border Services

Exel has opened a 250,000-square-foot distribution center in Laredo, Tex., in support of the provider's "Logistics Without Borders" supply-chain service.

Half a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border, the facility serves as a hub for Exel and DHL Supply Chain. It is a multi-client, multi-industry operation supporting supply chains on both sides of the border. The operation is averaging 3,600 outbound loads per month. Capabilities on site include managed transportation services, cross-docking, U.S. and Mexico customs brokerage, vendor-managed inventory and value-added services such as classification. The building design includes such sustainability elements as energy-efficient lighting, skylights, low-flow plumbing, a white roof, storm water runoff containment and a recycling program. Exel has applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the site. The company is part of the supply-chain division of global logistics services provider DHL.

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Half a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border, the facility serves as a hub for Exel and DHL Supply Chain. It is a multi-client, multi-industry operation supporting supply chains on both sides of the border. The operation is averaging 3,600 outbound loads per month. Capabilities on site include managed transportation services, cross-docking, U.S. and Mexico customs brokerage, vendor-managed inventory and value-added services such as classification. The building design includes such sustainability elements as energy-efficient lighting, skylights, low-flow plumbing, a white roof, storm water runoff containment and a recycling program. Exel has applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the site. The company is part of the supply-chain division of global logistics services provider DHL.

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