Michel Distribution Services recently broke ground on a $7-million, one-million-sf warehouse here to move closer to one of its customers, Clorox Co. The shipping firm will relocate its headquarters from Harford County to the new facility when it is completed in March 2001. The move will let Clorox centralize distribution of its products throughout the Northeast.

Computer equipment and automated racking and material handling systems will account for almost half the cost of the project. The $4-billion-a-year Clorox makes household products such as Pine-Sol and Tilex cleaners, Glad bags, Kingsford charcoal briquettes, STP automotive products, Fresh Step cat litter and its namesake, Clorox liquid bleach.

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