Imperial Dade breaks ground in Baldwin County

Imperial Dade Loxley Branch Manager Craig Huey (left) and CEO Robert Tillis at the site of the new logistics hub in Baldwin County.

Imperial Dade has broken ground on its new 220,000-square-foot logistics hub in Loxley, in Baldwin County. The new $20 million facility will help the distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies continue its growth along the Gulf Coast, while creating 55 jobs.

“Imperial Dade’s expansion proves what we already knew — job growth is on the rise on the Alabama Gulf Coast,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “Because of investments like this, we will continue to be the leader of the southeast in offering first-class opportunities to the citizens of our state and making sure that anyone who wants a job can find one.”

Headquartered in New Jersey and founded in 1935, Imperial Dade serves more than 65,000 customers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, offering more than 25,000 products. The company has continued its growth with a number of acquisitions this year.

“Loxley is the ideal location for our new logistics hub, which will allow us to expand our operations in this very important region,” said Robert Tillis, Imperial Dade CEO.

The new logistics hub, developed and owned by I-10 Gulf Coast Logistics Center LLC, will be the first Class-A industrial facility constructed in Baldwin County, with Imperial Dade moving from its existing location in Loxley. The center, located in close proximity to Interstate 10, also has two other buildings being marketed as part of phase two of the development.

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“With warehousing demand increasing along the Gulf Coast, we’re excited to bring this logistics center to Baldwin County,” said Stewart Speed, of I-10 Gulf Coast Logistics Center. “We are bringing a new quality level to the market, as well as the flexibility to accommodate both smaller distribution users and larger users with tall clear-height requirements. We look forward to building out the park, starting with the Imperial Dade facility.”

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