Pyle opens service center in Allentown, Pa.

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A. Duie Pyle recently opened its newest Service Center in Allentown. The facility is one of seven terminals acquired in 2009 from YRCW and New Penn and has been renovated to incorporate features and technologies designed to better serve customers, assure security, save energy and protect the environment

The new service center, which represents an approximate $6 million capital investment for the company, is located strategically close to Interstate 78 and Route 22 and features 60 doors for loading and unloading trailers. It also features on-site backup power generation and on-site trailer snow removal capabilities.

A proprietary Qualcomm satellite tracking system, used in Allentown and throughout A. Duie Pyle operations, offers real-time communication between drivers, dispatchers and customers, further enhancing the company’s just-In-time delivery capabilities. The site is fully gated with a security and monitoring system that was designed with full access control and digital recording technology capabilities. Security Systems are monitored 24/7 by a third party, and the building is fully protected with dry fire suppression sprinkler systems.

Energy-efficient systems have been installed for lighting, heat and air conditioning. Interior and exterior lights are controlled by occupancy sensors and photo cells, and the building’s climate control systems can be controlled offsite from the company headquarters in West Chester, Pa. Contemplating the future, the facility has designed in capacity for electric car charging as an employee benefit.

Despite what many consider as an unstable economic environment, A. Duie Pyle is committed to continued growth. “We’re investing for the future,” says Peter Latta, A. Duie Pyle chairman and owner. “We have a great team and a reputation for a high reliability service. With our locations, facilities and technologies, we can better serve customers following just-in-time practices. We will continue to build our tools and infrastructure so that we can continue to serve our customers well.”