A M King Construction, Charlotte, N.C., said it broke ground for a 103,000-square-foot fresh bun bakery and distribution center in Clayton, N.C., (see image, left) for Northeast Foods Inc., a Baltimore-based bun supplier to McDonald's. In a February 2010 release, Northeast officials said they expect the $25.4 million facility to be operational in spring 2011. A M King said the Clayton site will have a freezer-distribution center that is 13,500 square feet wide by 56-feet high. It will feature an automated storage and retrieval system.

Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), Orlando, Fla., said Sunny Delight Beverages Co., Cincinnati, has begun shipping its juice products nationwide on iGPS' all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags. Sunny Delight produces and markets such refrigerated brands as SunnyD.
"At Sunny Delight, we regard sustainability as a strategic imperative, and iGPS' all-plastic pallets will further help us to meet our objective for continual sustainability improvements," said Ellen Iobst, senior vice president of manufacturing and technology. "The lighter weight of iGPS' pallet reduces fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions." 

RedPrairie Corporation, a warehousing and transportation productivity software provider, said it hired Carol O’Kelley as chief marketing officer. Officials said O’Kelley previously was vice president and chief of staff for   Oracle’s Retail Global Business Unit.

TMI, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., said it added six new employees to represent and support TMI’s line of bulk PVC rolls, strip doors, industrial curtains, traffic doors, PVC coated and laminated vinyl film, roll up-bug screens, air curtains, dock accessories, and safety products.
Chris Chadwick, Scott Bruce and Tanner Ivol joined TMI as sales professionals. Mary Graff and Andy Chewning were hired as customer service representatives. Officials named Reid Harper as the company’s new marketing manager.