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DHL Opens Chicago Silver LEED-Certified Distribution Center

DHL eCommerce has opened a new state-of-the-art Silver LEED-certified 352,000-square-foot distribution center in Melrose Park, Illinois. Chicago is part of DHL eCommerce’s five-year U.S. growth plan.

The distribution center houses a Honeywell IntelliSort® cross-belt loop sorter capable of processing up to 40,000 parcels and packages per hour. With a team of more than 385 full-time and part-time employees, DHL eCommerce Chicago processes lightweight domestic and international parcels and packages.

The distribution center located at 2065 George Street, Melrose Park, has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Commercial Interiors Silver certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the first DHL eCommerce commercial LEED Silver-certified building in the U.S.

“Chicago is a world transportation and multimodal hub and the perfect location for us to open one of the largest distribution centers in our network,” said Lee Spratt, CEO of DHL eCommerce, Americas.


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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.

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