DLA Distribution Breaks Ground at Red River on New Warehouse

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DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, receives, stores and distributes Class VII major end items to support both Red River Army Depot Manufacturing and provide worldwide military readiness. To further their efforts ground has been broken for new construction of a general purpose warehouse.

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DLA Distribution Red River, Texas broke ground on a new 240,000 square foot general purpose warehouse in a ceremony on Thursday, April 19.

According to keynote speaker United States Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi, commanding general, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, “The construction of this new warehouse represents DLA Distribution’s dedication to the warfighter, providing increased storage capacity to deliver the right things… at the right place… at the right time.”

In an effort to maintain assured logistics, financial and process excellence, while also sustaining audit readiness, Red River’s new general purpose warehouse will have 26-foot stacking height, weather-sealed truck doors and loading/unloading docks with dock levelers. Additionally, it will offer 3,000 square feet of administrative area, locker rooms, employee lunch and break room and a utility annex. All administrative areas will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and anti-terrorism force protection standards.

DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, receives, stores and distributes Class VII major end items to support both Red River Army Depot Manufacturing and provide worldwide military readiness. The Army has designated DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, as the storage site for its Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles along with over 450 different models of both wheeled and tracked vehicles. In support of these systems, the distribution center builds and maintains a supply of basic issue items and components that accompany wheeled and tracked vehicles shipped to units in the field. These kits include such things as wrenches, vehicle jacks, tie-down ropes or cables, and other items needed to perform minor maintenance in the field.

DLA Distribution offers best value supply chain solutions through a broad range of services including storage, distribution, customized kits and specialized packaging as well as transportation support and technology development. Customers include the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. Headquartered in New Cumberland, Pa., DLA Distribution operates a global network of 26 distribution centers that employ over 10,000 employees worldwide. DLA Distribution is a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency.

(PICTURED ABOVE:DLA Distribution Red River, Texas breaks ground on a new 240,000 square foot general purpose warehouse in a ceremony on Thursday, April 19. The official party includes, (left to right) Army Lt. Col. Clay Morgan, deputy commander, Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Twila Gonzales, SES, deputy commander, DLA Distribution; Fred Hildrich, deputy commander, DLA Distribution Red River, Texas; J.D. Carpenter, president, Nail Local 5; Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi, commanding general, DLA Distribution; Army Col. Jason Carrico, commander, Red River Army Depot; Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chamberlain, commander, DLA Distribution Red River, Texas; and Dennis Lewis, commissioner, Texas Military Preparedness Commission. The DLA Distribution Red River, Texas workforce stands in the background of the photo.)

Rendering of the new warehouse to be built at DLA Distribution Red River, Texas.

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