|What's the state of Houston's warehouse industry?||What's the state of Houston's warehouse industry?||https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=16788||2017-06-08T05:00:00Z||2017-06-08T22:00:00Z|
HOUSTON AREA – The Bayou City’s warehouses have been in the news lately.
In March 2017, Amazon announced it will add a distribution center to one currently under construction.
It was reported that Kellogg will close its Houston warehouse and instead ship directly to retailers.
Kellogg will be laying off 220 Houston employees, according to documents released by the Texas Workforce Commission.
But they won’t face a shortage of potential work places.
“The market will continue to grow,” Margaret Kidd, an assistant professor for supply chain and logistics at the University of Houston, said.
“Kroger has a million-sf facility that distributes from Houston all the way to East Texas and to parts of Louisiana,” Kidd said.
Kidd continued, “We have HEB that’s come in that has certainly created multiple distribution centers.”
Faron Wiley, first vice president at commercial real estate services firm CBRE, agrees.
Wiley said warehouse space in Houston is increasing every year and occupancy is just above 5 percent, which is considered low.
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