WEST CHESTER, PA.–A. Duie Pyle is offering indoor rail siding at the Parkesburg, Pennsylvania and Westfield, Massachusetts locations. With indoor rail siding, the railroad box cars are brought directly into the warehouse for loading and unloading, allowing suppliers to ship across the country via rail without ever introducing the shipment to rain or snow.
The Westfield Warehouse Campus includes three different buildings with a total of 830,000 square feet of warehousing space and is served by Pioneer Valley Railroad, which interchanges daily with CSX and Norfolk Southern. The Parkesburg location includes 900,000 square feet of space and is served by Norfolk Southern main line, said a release.
“The protection and quality control offered by our indoor rail siding shelters product and brand from potential weather related issues,” said Keary Mueller, COO of Pyle CSG (Customized Solutions Group). “We insure the integrity of products upon arrival and throughout the unloading process into our warehouses. As a result, claims are rare to non-existent with over 99.9% of all shipments arriving and departing claim-free.”
The Pyle warehouse network is fully integrated with Pyle’s commercial transportation resources (1,000 power units and over 2,000 trailers) and Custom Dedicated and Fleet Management Solutions. Each campus includes its own on-site customer service team and offers a WMS (Warehouse Management System) so customers can continually monitor inventory and throughput, the company added.
“Our warehouses and transportation resources give shippers more options for more efficient distribution in the Northeast, offering visibility and predictability,” said Keary Mueller. “Whether the product is crossing North America by rail or by truck, or coming through one of many Northeast ports, Pyle provides U.S., Canadian, and overseas shippers a secure and responsive solution for strategic inventory positioning in the Northeast. Shippers rely upon Pyle warehouses for accuracy, faster order processing, consistent transit times, and higher overall velocity.”