Allen Lund Co. has opened a Texas facility in the Rio Grande Valley in a move that allows the company to expand.

The 40,000-square-foot TransKool Solutions facility in McAllen gives Allen Lund a larger Texas presence, according to a news release. TransKool is a joint venture with Allen Lund and Santos International.

“This new warehouse allows us to provide better customer service, be more diverse with our products and allows us to grow,” vice president of sales and branch operations Eddie Lund said in the release. “We are excited about the expansion and the opportunities that are now available to TransKool.”

Santos International is a freight forwarding company that provides warehouse and customs brokerage services to U.S. and Mexico industries, according to the release.

Allen Lund, La Canada Flintridge, Calif., and Santos Solutions, McAllen, formed Mission, Texas-based TransKool for less-than-load and full load consolidation and other warehousing/distributing services.

“With both a great location and a great design, we will be able to continue to offer a high quality of service that our customers have come to expect from us,” Carlos Santos of Santos International said in the release.

Scott Fletcher, manager of Allen Lund’s Dallas office, said in TransKool’s first year of operation saw such a success that the company needed additional space to be more efficient during peak seasons.

“With our new facility, we meet these goals and we almost doubled the number of dock doors adding further efficiency,” Fletcher said in the release.

 
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