Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) held an open house on Aug. 11, to showcase a new Central Receiving and Distribution Center (CRDC) operated by Bradford Airport Logistics, which begins operating on Aug.17.
The $5.6 million facility will improve security screening and enhance the health and safety of all goods entering the airport. The 22,000 square-foot. CRDC will receive goods for delivery to the existing airport and for The New SLC Airport, which opens Sept. 15. The CRDC staff does regulatory inspections and x-ray screening before consolidating the goods — including food, beverage, retail — for redistribution to terminal and concourses for the end user — the passengers.
“This facility will provide increased efficiency and safety, since third-party truck deliveries will no longer be made via the airfield,” said Bill Wyatt, executive director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports. “This reduced delivery truck traffic around aircraft and airport facilities is not only more secure but reduces emissions from weekly delivery trucks.”
Another sustainability component announced during the grand opening is the donation of the airport’s excess food supplies to the Salt Lake City Mission to redistribute to the community.
Airport concessionaries will bring their non-salable, but edible food, to a storage and cooler that Bradford Airport Logistics will check daily to bring the food back to the CRDC. From there, the SLC Mission will pick it up for immediate distribution to those in need in the community.
“Celebrating our twentieth year in business, Bradford has been the primary catalyst and developer of CRDC growth and innovation within the U.S. and global aviation industry. We are proud to operate this showcase facility on behalf of SLC,” said Benjamin Richter, CEO and founder, Bradford Airport Logistics.”