The official ribbon slicing ceremony of its new centre is pictured above. This will increase the corporate’s headquarters’ footprint by 2.2 million sq. ft, it highlights, for a mixed complete of greater than three million sq. ft (see proper). A skybridge connects the unique distribution centre to the new constructing.

It can, Digi-Key estimates, enable the corporate to choose, pack and ship practically thrice its earlier each day common of 27,000 packages to clients all over the world.

“As thrilling as this enlargement is for us, our hope is that our clients really don’t discover a distinction – the transition for them must be seamless, and if something, lead to a fair higher customer support expertise than they’re already accustomed to,” mentioned Dave Doherty, president of Digi-Key.

“For us, it’s deeper roots in Thief River Falls and a dedication to proceed investing on this group and the state of Minnesota.”


The brand new product distribution facility is almost totally automated. The one process that’s accomplished by hand, says Digi-Key, is the precise choosing of elements. Among the many racks of parts, carts are wire-guided. This technique will save 10% of time and must be considerably safer.

The constructing options six backup diesel engines and pumps together with a water tank constructed for fireplace suppression. It additionally has its personal storm sewer and run-off ponds in order to not contribute to any flooding issues within the locality.

For sustainability, the roof has a white membrane to mirror the solar’s warmth, sensor-activated LED lights to minimise electrical energy utilization, and a specifically designed conveying system which maximises power effectivity.

Picture: Digi-Key – Pictured: Chris Lauer, vp, order achievement, Digi-Key; Thief River Falls Mayor Brian Holmer; Dr. Ron Stordahl, proprietor, Digi-Key; Dave Doherty, president, Digi-Key; Minnesota Division of Employment and Financial Growth Commissioner Steve Grove; and Ramesh Babu, CIO, Digi-Key.

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