TEXARKANA, Texas –
DLA Distribution Red River, Texas broke ground on a new 240,000 square foot general purpose warehouse in a ceremony on Thursday, April 19.
According to keynote speaker United States Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi, commanding general, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, “The construction of this new warehouse represents DLA Distribution’s dedication to the warfighter, providing increased storage capacity to deliver the right things… at the right place… at the right time.”
In an effort to maintain assured logistics, financial and process excellence, while also sustaining audit readiness, Red River’s new general purpose warehouse will have 26-foot stacking height, weather-sealed truck doors and loading/unloading docks with dock levelers. Additionally, it will offer 3,000 square feet of administrative area, locker rooms, employee lunch and break room and a utility annex. All administrative areas will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and anti-terrorism force protection standards.
DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, receives, stores and distributes Class VII major end items to support both Red River Army Depot Manufacturing and provide worldwide military readiness. The Army has designated DLA Distribution Red River, Texas, as the storage site for its Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles along with over 450 different models of both wheeled and tracked vehicles. In support of these systems, the distribution center builds and maintains a supply of basic issue items and components that accompany wheeled and tracked vehicles shipped to units in the field. These kits include such things as wrenches, vehicle jacks, tie-down ropes or cables, and other items needed to perform minor maintenance in the field.