North American chemical industry supply chain services company A&R Logistics has opened a new facility in Texas, US.

Located in the Ameriport Industrial Park in Baytown, the facility’s lease was formerly held by Baytown Packhouse and has now been taken up by A&R.

A&R is also buying certain operating assets in relation to the facility. This is the fifth plant that the company has opened in the past ten months.

Besides the new facility, the company operates three facilities in the same industrial park totalling 800,000ft².

A&R CEO Mark Holden said: ”This capacity expansion in the chemical heartland will further enable us to provide world-class export services and represents another milestone in the buildout of our 360° supply chain offering.

“Demand from our customers for export services has grown considerably over the past few years.

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“Our growth in Houston represents yet another example of A&R investing in solutions to better meet customer needs.”

The company will have six export packaging facilities by the ned of this year. Overall, the expansion will include 13 advanced packaging lines, 3.6 million square feet of export warehousing space and the capacity to package over 3,000 railcars per month.

The domestic warehouse presence of A&R is over 2.5 million square feet with 2,000 rail car storage spots.

A&R provides dry and liquid bulk chemical transportation services, warehousing and packaging, distribution, export, and third-party logistics solutions across the chemical industry.

In August, A&R acquired chemical industry bulk liquid transportation and logistics services provider L.T. Harnett (LTH).