On Connecticut farmland where tobacco once grew warehouses now sprout, powering a new economy of online sales and advanced logistics
1 Dec 2020
By Stephen Singer, Published in the Hartford Courant, November 30, 2020
SOUTH WINDSOR — Warehouses are sprouting on Connecticut farmland where tobacco once grew, giving the state bragging rights to a retail economy transformed by digital technology, advanced logistics and the coronavirus pandemic.
In South Windsor on a recent weekday, an 18-wheeler heads to a Coca Cola sales center on Ellington Road where a Home Depot Distribution Center operates across the street and construction workers build a third warehouse nearby.