Baldwin County is right in the middle of where you want to be. With access to I-65 and I-10, Baldwin County is within a half-day drive to major markets such as Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Memphis, Charlotte, and many more. Distribution and warehousing operations are a natural fit in Baldwin County, with thousands of acres of available land, existing warehousing space, great access to many forms of transportation, and strong base of 1.2 million residents. With ready access to two regional airports (Mobile and Pensacola), two major interstates, the Port of Mobile, and CSX Class I rail service, there are numerous ways for you to get your business moving in Baldwin County.
Beyond the great highway and internet access, Baldwin County’s proximity to the Port of Mobile is one of the biggest regional assets for companies looking for a location for a new logistics or distribution facility. The Port of Mobile is the 11th largest seaport in the U.S., by volume, and is also one of the only places in the U.S. where 5 Class-1 railroads converge. With a planned $274 million expansion, the Port of Mobile will soon undergo a deepening of the existing Bar, Bay, and River Channels by five feet to a project depth of 50 feet.
ALDI U.S. recently announced plans to construct a new regional headquarters and distribution center, in Baldwin County, to support the company’s growing footprint along the Gulf Coast. The retailer purchased 160 acres in Loxley’s industrial and warehousing district, along Interstate 10. The upcoming 564,000-square-foot facility will bring approximately $100 million in capital investment and create 200 jobs for Loxley and Baldwin County. The new Loxley regional headquarters and distribution center will serve new ALDI stores in southern Alabama, Louisiana and throughout the Florida panhandle.
The ACE Hardware Support Center, located in Loxley, Alabama, along I-10, is one of Baldwin County’s largest distribution-focused employers, with over 250 employees. The support center supplies ACE retail stores across the southeast and is one of the company’s premier distribution centers in the gulf south. ACE located its Loxley distribution facility in 1999 and has continued to grow since. ACE is just one of the many distribution and logistics companies that have taken advantage of the region’s strong logistical assets.