National Freight Industries to expand

National Freight Industries (NFI), which has its headquarters in Cherry Hill, PA, will move into a yet-to-be-built 980,000-sq.-ft. facility just outside Allentown, PA, which will be used for warehouse and distribution services, the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) announced.

NFI’s expansion is tied to the new Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. facility in neighboring Upper Macungie Township, and NFI officials hailed it as a critical piece in the distribution market on the East Coast, according to a Cherry Hill Patch report.

The Hillwood Group, a Texas-based developer run by Ross Perot Jr., is building the distribution center. With NFI’s contributions, the two companies are investing roughly $60 million in the property, LVEDC officials said.

NFI’s distribution center should be done around the end of this year.

“NFI is proud to be a part of this exciting project and expand our footprint in the Lehigh Valley,” said NFI CEO Sid Brown in a statement. “We’re delighted to grow our existing relationship with Ocean Spray and to be a part of its development.”

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