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Another Warehouse Project Proposed for South Annville Township

Lebanon Valley Daily News has details of yet another massive warehouse project planned for Lebanon County at a seemingly popular location: the business park along Route 422 and Killinger Road in South Annville Township.

Representatives of DHL Supply Chain told South Annville Township supervisors last week that they’re in the process of developing plans to build three more warehouses within that business park.

DHL’s Chris McGrath said the buildings would be 400-thousand square feet, one million square feet, and 1.4-million square feet, respectively, and sit on 200 acres of sub-divided land.

So why is South Annville Township suddenly so popular for warehouse operators?

While many people are familiar with DHL for their fleet of small yellow trucks that deliver consumer packages, they don’t know about DHL Supply Chain, which is actually the largest and most lucrative part of their business.

McGrath said not only do they build warehouses, they also supply employees for large warehouse and fulfillment centers.

For example, another occupant of that Killinger Road business park:

After their presentation, McGrath told Lebanon Valley Daily News they hope to break ground on these three building next spring.

As for truck traffic, it would likely travel north on Clear Spring Road to Route 934, in order to access I-81, 83, and 78.

When asked if they plan to seek Lerta Designation to help offset local taxes, McGrath said no decisions has been made at this point.