CALGARY, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today celebrated the groundbreaking of Whirlpool Canada's new distribution centre now under construction at CN's Calgary Logistics Park in Rocky View County, Alberta.
"We are very pleased to welcome Whirlpool Canada as a major tenant in our state-of-the-art Calgary Logistics Park," said Andrew Fuller, assistant vice-president of domestic intermodal at CN. "By locating at our Calgary Logistics Park, Whirlpool can provide customers with the supply chain and logistics flexibility they need to service their customers and increase their competitiveness."
Whirlpool representatives joined CN on Wednesday to break ground on the 425,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a distribution centre for finished Whirlpool appliances coming to Alberta from across North America.
Stephen Stewart, director of supply chain at Whirlpool Canada, said: "Our new regional distribution centre at CN's Calgary Logistics Park provides us direct connection to CN's rail network and transportation services, allowing us to deliver our major appliances for our retail partners more efficiently and reliably."
Opened in 2013, the Calgary Logistics Park connects customers to CN's rail network and is strategically located between the ports of Prince Rupert and Vancouver and major cities across Canada and mid-America. The Calgary region has long been recognized as one of the most cost-effective places in Western North America to establish a transportation and logistics hub and CN's logistics park provides fast and easy access to rapidly growing markets in Western Canada, the United States and Mexico.
CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 22,200 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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