2017 was a year of growth for OnTrac. With the opening of three new facilities across the Western United States, OnTrac has added nearly 800,000 square feet of additional warehouse space. OnTrac employees were joined by customers and the local Chamber of Commerce at each event for a celebration, ribbon cutting ceremony and facility tours.
In April 2017, OnTrac celebrated the grand opening of their second facility in Phoenix, Arizona and their third facility statewide. The second Phoenix location is over double in square footage to the first Phoenix facility. OnTrac General Manager Matthew Fagnano spoke to the company’s healthy growth plans by explaining that, “The Phoenix facility is designed to be an expandable system in terms of the material handling, which will allow OnTrac to continue to service the needs of the West Valley and grow with the community.” With over 200,000 square feet, OnTrac is planning the expansions well in advance for this Phoenix facility with an eye towards the future.
In June 2017, OnTrac welcomed to the public their biggest facility yet in Fontana, California. The nearly 600,000 square foot facility is over five times the size of the two previous OnTrac facilities in nearby Ontario. Laura Peterson, vice president of public relations and marketing says, “This facility is important to us. Not only is it our newest facility. It is also our largest at just under 600,000 square feet. We have improved our square footage by five or six times and we've tripled the number of employees. And more exciting is that within the next year we plan on fully automating this building, which I believe will make us the first regional carrier to have a fully automated facility.” Being fully automated will give the facility the ability to move 35,000 packages an hour. By processing packages faster and minimizing time in the facility, the packages can be loaded and arrive at their destination faster.
The last Grand Opening of 2017 was in Vancouver, Washington. The Vancouver facility was built from the ground up and doubled in size from the previous facility. With over 160,000 square feet and roughly 60 employees, it is the largest presence OnTrac has had in the Northwest so far. This facility services the southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon area. The Vancouver facility is the second facility located in the state of Washington and is one of about 30 facilities throughout the OnTrac service region.
OnTrac has grown to become a top choice for e-commerce and companies looking to speed up parcel distribution without the cost of express shipping. The additional square footage that these three facilities provides, allows OnTrac to continue to keep the promise of On Time Delivery for Less.