Bendpak is opening a 100,000-square foot distribution center near Mobile, Alabama to better serve customers in the eastern US.
The facility will be an administrative and shipping complex, and will be located in the town of Theodore.
The facility will have acces to three major interstates and five class I railroads.
“Opening the Mobile distribution center represents our continued commitment to being the industry leader and best at serving our customers. Part of that commitment means reducing delivery times,” said Don Henthorn, BendPak president and founder. “This new facility brings our products geographically closer to our customers and that makes a huge difference.”
The new warehouse will stock all of Bendpak’s popular products.
“This new distribution center will enhance our ability to get our customers what they need, when they need it,” said Jeff Kritzer, BendPak executive vice president. “Today’s consumer expects immediate delivery, and we’re focused on helping that become a reality. The definition of Mobile is agile and transportable. We couldn’t think of a more befitting name to call this beautiful city, our new home.”
This facility will help Bendpak in providing same-day and next-day delivery to east coast customers.
“The new distribution center will enable us to efficiently meet the needs of our growing customer base on the East Coast,” said BendPak CIO/CAO Rudy Diaz, who leads BendPak’s data and technology initiatives and administrative operations. “In addition to reduced delivery times and improved customer service, the new location will provide added warehouse and transportation efficiencies which will ultimately contribute to cost savings for our customers.”
Per Bendpak, the new distribution center “features a 3,600-square-foot administrative office space, 15 dock doors, two oversize ramp doors, wet pipe sprinkler system and LED lighting. A 24-foot clear ceiling height will allow a variety of racked and floor storage options.”