Smart Warehouse engaged CRA to source an immediate warehouse solution to expand in the Allentown, PA Market Area. With no room for expansion, and having to source a second building close to operations, and their customer’s co-packer, project timing was critical. Smart Warehousing had to continue providing immediate customer support to its client while accommodating the customer’s relocation to facilitate new network optimization strategies made finding the right solution now, essential.
CRA diligently worked with Smart to identify options that would augment their operations strategy, support the current customer base, and offer a flexible solution for future growth. With market absorption percentages rapidly rising, CRA identified and secured the best solution in the market that had abundant trailer parking, the highest dock door to square footage efficiency rating, and met minimum food grade certification standards all at below market rental rates.
By utilizing CRA’s speed to market and real-time data response capabilities, Smart was able to successfully expand operations with a national customer, and occupy a more flexible solution to support their ever growing customer base. Promptly finding the right food grade facility for Smart, at below market rates, with improved operating and storage efficiencies afforded Smart the opportunity to expand its operations at a lower cost than their competitors in the Allentown, PA market.