GSO - a GLS Company Opens Visalia, California, Hub
With nearly 63,000 square feet of space, the Visalia distribution hub features 47 dock doors, allowing GSO linehaul trucks to be loaded more quickly for even faster delivery of packages. With roughly 75 percent of GSO packages running through Visalia, the expansion is expected to further improve efficiency.
According to company officials, “the announcement follows the company's recent expansion of services to Utah, rounding out its existing western United States service area. As the company's 30th facility in California, the Visalia hub will be the largest location yet, allowing the company to provide even more efficient Priority, Ground, and Freight services throughout the West.”
"This facility will use state-of-the-art technology to further improve package processing and linehaul speed, while giving us the ability to increase capacity and deliver more packages for our customers, leaving us well-prepared for future growth as we expand into more territories," says GSO Operations Director, Dave Johnson.
The Visalia hub will feature advanced technology such as automated scanning and sorting systems to improve performance, with the equipment expected to be fully installed by the end of September 2018. And true to GSO's Green Initiative, the facility incorporates environmental features such as renewable materials, LED motion-detected lighting, an energy efficient HVAC system, and drought-resistant landscaping.
"We are proud of our growth through the years, from three depots and hubs to fifty, and the expansion of our Visalia facility represents our commitment to continual improvement," says the company's Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Corley. "With the Visalia hub, we'll continue to provide the reliable, secure, and fast service customers expect and deserve while positioning.
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