GE Energy unveiled its new, LEED Silver-Certified central logistics center for renewable energy components in Olive Branch during a ribbon cutting Thursday, Nov. 17.
GE’s 212,880-square-foot space in Crossroads Distribution Center, 9124 Polk Lane, suite 105, distributes replacement parts for wind turbines and solar technology, keeping GE’s fleet of turbines running smoothly and helping to ensure that communities throughout North and South America receive a reliable supply of clean energy.
The center – which includes sustainable features such as skylights and upgraded insulation – supports GE’s goals to reduce the environmental impacts of its facilities worldwide. Fairfield, Conn.-based GE Energy is comprised of GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management and GE Oil & Gas.
Built by Industrial Developments International in 2008, the 452,743-square-foot industrial distribution warehouse that GE now occupies also houses Smiths Medical ASD Inc.
GE’s logistics operation was previously located in ProLogis DeSoto Park at 8725 Nail Road, also in Olive Branch, a space that was about one-third of its new size.
This expansion supports GE’s commitment to renewables, building on recent breakthroughs in wind and solar efficiency levels and an announcement to build the largest solar manufacturing facility in the U.S.