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Lowe’s expands distribution network breaking ground on Calgary hub

June 11, 2020   Don Horne




Lowe’s Canada and Highfield Investment Group have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the construction of a new Lowe’s Canada distribution centre in the High Plains Industrial Park, Calgary, Alta.

“This new distribution centre will allow us to substantially enhance our distribution network capacity and serve our Lowe’s and RONA corporate stores and customers, as well as our RONA affiliated dealers, more efficiently throughout Western Canada,” said Gregor Stuart, senior vice-president, supply chain at Lowe’s Canada. “We are thrilled with this new venture. With the recent acquisition of our Boucherville distribution centre in Quebec, it is yet further evidence of Lowe’s Canada’s commitment to always better serving our Canadian customers.”

This project is part of Lowe’s Canada’s plans to optimize its Canadian distribution network to better meet the needs and expectations of its in-store and online customers. The new 1,230,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in the fall of 2021 and will represent a joint investment of more than $120 million.

“High Plains Industrial Park is centre ice for corporate Canada’s western distribution centres and e-commerce fulfillment facilities due to its excellent transportation efficiencies, outstanding labour force, and compelling rent economics,” said Adrian Munro, president, Highfield Investment Group. “We’re excited to be the developer of choice for the largest leased distribution centre in Western Canada.”

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