Blair Consolidating Returns Operations
December 4, 2006,
Blair Corporation, the $450 million multi-channel direct marketer of apparel and home products, plans to close its leased Returns Center in Erie, Pa., and move all returns operations to the Blair Distribution Complex in Irvine, Pa., approximately seven miles from headquarters.
"Blair is continuing its process of aligning facilities in appropriate balance to sales, said Randall Scalise, vp, fulfillment. He added that technological improvements in Blair's material handling systems and improved productivity have reduced both space and labor requirements at the Irvine complex.
Since 2001, Blair has expanded fulfillment operations to encompass its merchandise distribution center and former mailing center, creating a complex totaling over 800,000 square feet. Blair has invested approximately $23 million.
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