National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS), a provider of global logistics services to US retailers and manufacturers, today announced it has opened a 15-acre distribution center in Compton, CA, near both the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. This most recent expansion of NRS’s West Coast operations brings the total amount of distribution facility space operated by the company in the LA/Long Beach area to more than 1.5 million square feet, all within 10 miles of the ports.

“It’s no secret that the US retail industry is struggling right now,” said Raymond Wisniewski, NRS President. “But we are seeing selective growth from customers that are weathering the downturn well and positioning themselves for recovery. We plan to be the logistics provider that’s ready to meet their needs when the economy turns.”

NRS has expanded business with existing customers by offering integrated pier drayage, transload and DC bypass services on the West Coast linked with the company’s national retail distribution network. NRS also is adding new clients outside of the retail industry, including electronics and pharmaceuticals manufacturers, looking for fresh alternatives to reduce costs.

To complement the facility expansion, NRS recently deployed 115 Clean Air pier trucks to comply with the Clean Truck Program requirements at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The new pier fleet can handle 70,000 TEU imports per year. NRS plans to increase that fleet to handle 300,000 TEU imports per year.

NRS has been well established in Southern California for 25 years as an innovator and leader in DC bypass, cross-dock and value-added distribution services, including ticketing, pick and pack, labeling, inventory replenishment and warehouse management. The company operates an automated distribution center and additional facilities totaling 1.5 million square feet within a 10-mile range of the Port of Los Angeles. This strategic position allows NRS to integrate pier drayage directly into the retail supply chain, offering customers a turn-key distribution solution for speed and flexibility supported by NRS’s real-time visibility system.