RK Logistics Group, a leading provider of high-value logistics services and sustainable supply chain solutions for innovation industries, recently held a grand opening event to commemorate the launch of its new facility in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, a suburb of Ann Arbor.
Michigan has emerged as a key region for the development and manufacturing of electric vehicles, as well as their Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, particularly electric battery production. RK's new facility is supporting local "gigafactory" manufacturing of batteries with specialized, temperature-controlled warehousing, material handling, and line-side delivery of raw materials to production plants, as well as storage and delivery of finished batteries ready for installation in vehicles.
RK Logistics, headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, has been supporting EV manufacturing since 2014, and early next year, expects to surpass 5 billion battery units handled through its warehousing facilities.
Attending the ceremony were local officials and news media, RK executives and members of the Michigan business community. Shown in the photo (L-R) are: Kelly Weaver, Michigan director of operations for RK; Joe Maclean, chairman and CEO of RK, and Mike Powell, director of business development for RK.
RK Logistics provides warehousing, transportation and related supply chain management services to companies in leading industries through a network of facilities principally in Northern California, as well as in Michigan, Texas and Arizona. RK’s facility footprint includes sites in Fremont, Hayward, Newark and Livermore, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Austin, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona. Overall, the company operates some 1.6 million square feet of warehousing.
For more information about the company's services or to inquire about partnering with RK Logistics Group, please visit www.rklogisticsgroup.com.