distribution center

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distribution center

[‚dis·trə′byü·shən ‚sen·tər]
(electricity)
In an alternating-current power system, the point at which control and routing equipment is installed.

distribution center

A point in an electrical system in a building where secondary voltage (usually a low voltage) is distributed to different circuits within the building. Generally includes automatic overload protective devices that provide protection for the electric system in the event that the system is called upon to exceed its safe operating capacity; in that case, the system shuts down automatically.
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There are four other Velvet distribution centers, located in the Ohio cities of Chillicothe, Bucyrus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.
It was one of six distribution centers that the chain picked up along with its acquisition of about 1,800 Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy stores from the Jean Coutu Group.
The symposium's guest speaker, Nelson Miller, director of logistics for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, oversees seven nationwide distribution centers and a company-owned and operated fleet of trucks guaranteeing 99% next-day customer delivery within 800 miles of a center.
The corridor also has distribution centers for Rite Aid drugstores and the Michaels chain of craft stores.
Keystone acquired the 26-acre site in September of 2002 and is constructing two state-of-the-art distribution centers, totaling approximately 525,000 SF of industrial space.
Of its 13 national distribution centers, this is the only one with a majority of African American workers and the only one that has voted to unionize.
The result will turn a former Conrail switching yard into two state-of-the-art distribution centers employing hundreds of area residents.
Nationwide, the company serves 11,200 restaurants and has 16 other distribution centers, including two in California.
The construction of the Cabot parts facility, which will replace the region's current parts depot located four miles away in South Brunswick, will supplement Volkswagen's other current Parts Distribution Centers located in the United States and Canada.

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