Lowe's Canada building new Calgary distribution center
Lowe's Canada announced that it will construct a new distribution center in the greater Calgary market.
Located in the Highland Plains Industrial Park, within Rocky View County northeast of Calgary, the new 1.23 million-square-foot facility is slated to open in the fall of 2021.
The project was announced in conjunction with Highfield Investment Group, a Calgary-based investment company that operates and manages assets in residential and commercial real estate developments. Lowe’s and Highfield are jointly investing more than 120 million Canadian dollars (US$160.62 million) in the facility.
"This new distribution center will allow us to substantially enhance our distribution network capacity and serve our Lowe's and RONA corporate stores and customers, as well as our RONA affiliated dealers, more efficiently throughout Western Canada," said Gregor Stuart, senior vice president, supply chain at Lowe's Canada.
Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe's Canada, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates and services more than 470 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of formats and banners, including Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt and Dick's Lumber.
Lowe’s Candian division has more than 26,000 associates in addition to 5,000 employees at independent dealer stores operating under the RONA banner.
"We are thrilled with this new venture,” Stuart said. “With the recent acquisition of our Boucherville distribution center in Quebec, it is yet further evidence of Lowe's Canada's commitment to always better serving our Canadian customers,”
Construction is slated to begin this month. The existing Lowe’s distribution center in Canada will not be impacted by the project and will remain open, the company said. Additionally, the new center will provide distribution and storage relief to Lowe’s stores in the market.