Key Industries
Distribution & Warehouse

Distribution & Warehouse

Given the relative strength of the manufacturing sector in the Grand Island area, it is no surprise that transportation and warehousing employment have expanded considerably as well. The sector has added 384 new jobs since 2003, growing at a pace (30 percent) that far outpaces that of transportation and warehousing employment nationwide (7 percent).

Due, in part, to the community's competitive workforce, central location in the United States, and ease of transportation; distribution and warehousing of products is also a huge industry in Grand Island.

A distribution center for a set of products is a warehouse or other specialized building, which is stocked with products (goods) to be redistributed to retailers, wholesalers, or directly to consumers. A distribution center is a principal part, the order processing element, of the entire order fulfillment process.

Eagle Distributing, Nebraskaland Distributers, TOBA Inc., The Thompson Company, FedEx, and Eakes Office Plus are just a few examples of the distribution centers in Grand Island.

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