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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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Dollar General's presence in Texas now expands with two distribution centers and more than 1,500 stores that employ more than 13,000 Texans.
The drones will operate 24 hrs a day from 4 distribution centers across the country.
customers from its Fresno, Calif., and Clackamas, Ore., distribution centers. The company will continue serving Northwest customers with the existing sales team from a new office in the Clackamas area.
Headquartered in Irwindale, CA, the company currently operates three distribution centers in North America, servicing the wireless accessory market.
The construction of a new factory in Melbourne to make water-based decorative paints, and the establishment of a new, purpose-built distribution center in Sydney, replacing two existing distribution centers.
Dollar General's 12 other distribution centers are in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
"I attend the Distribution Center Workshop to learn what new procedures and technologies my peers have implemented to improve efficiencies in their distribution centers," says Doyle Wallace, CEO of Wallace Hardware Company in Morristown, Tennessee.
In addition to distribution centers in Idaho, Kentucky and Texas, Scentsy also has a distribution facility in Poland to serve its European Union customers.
Well-located, modern distribution centers providing operational flexibility and access to major ports and population centers give our customers a competitive advantage," said Gene Reilly, AMB's president, North America.
Maumelle expects the new business park to eventually support 20 buildings on 100 acres, with operations such as distribution centers and light manufacturers.
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.

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