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Construction starts on H-E-B ‘super’ warehouse

November 15, 2018

H-E-B broke ground Thursday on its largest warehouse facility to date: the 1.6 million-square-foot “Super Regional Grocery Warehouse” being built on an 871-acre site at 2045 S. Foster on the city’s far East Side.

Carson Landsgard, H-E-B’s senior vice president for supply chain and logistics, said the facility would add to existing warehouse operations, providing capacity for 17,000 items and the ability to handle at least 180 trailer loads a day. “We continue to set our sights on growing, expanding and serving more and more customers,” he said.

The City Council in May voted unanimously to waive up to $1.5 million in city and utility fees for the project, which company officials say will employ at least 600 partners, with half of them new hires.

The San Antonio-based grocery chain expects to finish building the warehouse in late 2019, with operations set to start in 2020.

Lynn Brezosky is a San Antonio-based staff writer covering trade, agriculture and the economy. Read her on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | lbrezosky@express-news.net | Twitter: @lbrezosky

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