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Source Interlink Companies' Alliance Entertainment Division Opens New Distribution Warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky
May 28, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Source Interlink Companies, Inc. , one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences and a leading distributor of DVDs, CDs, magazines, video games and books, today announced that its Alliance Entertainment division will open a new 404,000 square foot distribution center in Shepherdsville, Kentucky in June 2008. The multi year lease allows for the future addition of another 260,000 square feet of warehouse space.
The new Shepherdsville warehouse, which will house state-of-the-art material handling automation equipment, will begin processing customer orders in June, with returns processing scheduled to commence in October. When fully operational, the high speed sorting equipment and automated e-commerce packaging equipment at the new distribution center will be capable of sorting and labeling over two hundred million units each year. The new facility replaces a Shepherdsville warehouse of approximately 170,000 square feet that the Company occupied for five years.
Alan Tuchman, President of Alliance Entertainment, said, "We've had a good experience in Kentucky, with a great work force, solid relations with local and state government, and incentives through the State's economic development agency. Kentucky is central to our core customer base, UPS's national air hub is at Louisville International Airport, and we're close to major DVD, CD and video game manufacturers, which allows for quicker re-supply of product."
Peter Blei, Alliance Entertainment's Chief Operating Officer, noted, "This central location and its proximity to UPS, will help us manage and potentially reduce freight costs. We'll be better able to service such current clients as Barnes & Noble, Toys"R"Us, Amazon.com and our other e-commerce partners, while improved efficiency helps make us a logical choice for major new clients."
According to the Company, the new Shepherdsville distribution center is one of the largest single-building warehousing facilities in the wholesale entertainment product space.
About Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
Source Interlink Companies, Inc. , a media and marketing services company, is one of the largest publishers of magazines and online content for enthusiast audiences and is also a leading distributor of home entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, video games, books, and related items. Source Interlink serves approximately 110,000 retail store locations throughout North America. Supply chain relationships include consumer goods advertisers, subscribers, movie studios, record labels, magazine and newspaper publishers, confectionary companies and manufacturers of general merchandise.
The Company's fully integrated businesses and activities include: -- Publishing and providing enthusiast media content including television and radio programs, more than 75 magazines, over 100 events, 90 related Web sites and 400 branded products for automobile, marine, equine, outdoor sports, home tech and daytime television -- Distribution and fulfillment of entertainment products to major retail chains throughout North America and directly to consumers of entertainment products ordered through the Internet -- Import and export of periodicals to more than 100 markets worldwide -- Managing product selection and placement of impulse items at checkout counters -- Processing and collection of rebate claims and management of point-of purchase sales data -- Design, manufacture and installation of wire fixtures and displays in major retail chains -- Licensing of children's and family-friendly home entertainment products
For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at http://www.sourceinterlink.com .
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