Baldwin Filters held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 29 to commemorate the start of the 400,000 sq. ft. expansion to its headquarters in Kearney, Neb.
Representatives from Baldwin and its parent company CLARCOR, as well as officials from the city of Kearney and Buffalo County attended the ceremony held on the construction site.
“We are pleased to initiate this key project,” says Sam Ferrise, president at Baldwin Filters. “This expansion will allow us to better serve our customers around the world by adding significant warehousing and shipping capacity.”
Baldwin says the new distribution center will take approximately 1.5 years to complete at an estimated cost of $40 million. The project will more than double the number of loading docks at the facility and will feature an upgraded warehouse management system to increase productivity and efficiency, the company says
“The City of Kearney is excited and appreciative of Baldwin’s decision to expand in Kearney,” says Mike Morgan, Kearney city manager. “This project is another excellent example of city, county and state officials coming together to promote economic development opportunities for the private sector.”
“Baldwin continues to grow its market share both domestically and globally. This expansion will enable Baldwin to support its growth objectives,” adds Chris Conway, CLARCOR CEO.