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  • Apple Plans to Spend $13M to Convert a Warehouse to a Logistics Center

    The Cupertino California company is investing at least $13 million in an effort to transform a large warehouse at its Elk Grove campus in Sacramento, California into a logistics center. The city officials are estimating that such a move could potentially generate several thousand new jobs.

    Although the exact function of the transformed Elk Grove campus remains unknown, the company’s plans hold provisions for amenities that are common to those offered by other high tech firms. One of the reports regarding the matter notes work on a massage and exercise rooms, a yoga studio, medical and dental facilities and more.

    Elk Grove’s economic development director, Darrell Doan, said that Apple pulled permits to add 1,450 parking spaces to its existing space, a sign that an expansion is looming. Current tallies put the total number of employees on site at around 2,500. Similar to the efforts surrounding the Campus 2 project, Apple seems to be preparing an influx of road traffic that is caused by employee commuters. The report is noting that city officials are saying that the company is in communication with Sacramento’s transportation department over potential bus line extensions as well.

    For those of you who didn’t know, Apple first started its base of operations in Elk Grove back in 1994. The area is known for housing Apple’s last American-based manufacturing center before Tim Cook (who was then Apple’s supply chain chief) closed the factory in 2004. As of 2011, Apple had three warehouses which total 450,000 square feet at its Elk Grove property, split between receiving, warehousing and logistics. The campus is also reportedly home to a call center.

    We’ll have to patiently wait to see how this project pans out but it looks like Apple is working towards another large workforce expansion.

    Source: Sacramento Business Journal
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