REI to Expand Distribution Center

Sumner, Wash., Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) plans to expand its distribution center here in Sumner, near the company’s Seattle headquarters.

The construction, scheduled to begin this month, will add 144,000 sq. ft. of floor space to the facility, which currently comprises 375,000 sq. ft. of floor space. Also, beginning next year, the retailer will upgrade the technology and equipment that move inventory throughout the facility.