Home products firm eyes huge Dallas-area shipping center

A major home products distribution firm is eyeing a huge shipping hub in southern Dallas County.

JLA Home is a unit of E & E Co. Ltd., which is based in Freemont, Calif.

The company sells and distributes home fashion products including bedding, furnishings, lighting and other items used in home décor.

California-based industrial building company Panattoni Development Co. is working with JLA Home on a new distribution center near Interstate 45 in Wilmer, planning documents filed with the state show.

The pending industrial project on Lavender Road would be more than 1 million square feet.

It’s one of several large industrial building projects on the way in Wilmer.

The southern Dallas County project is valued at almost $38 million.

“This is an additional distribution center for our company in addition to those we have in California and Georgia,” JLA Home’s Tim Odell said in an email.

Pross Design Group is the architect for the project.

Panattoni Development built the nearby Procter & Gamble distribution center in Wilmer. And it recently completed another huge shipping center for JLA Home in Georgia.

The 1.1 million-square-foot JLA Home warehouse in Savannah opened in 2016 with more than 100 workers.

Southern Dallas County is one of North Texas’ hottest industrial building markets, with more than 8 million square feet of new construction on the way.