In December OfficeMax Inc. (Itasca, Ill.) opened a new, 120,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Denver, and a 340,000 sq.-ft. facility in Garden Grove, Calif.
Both facilities were sparked by increased regional sales growth. The Denver DC is nearly three times larger than the office-supply retailer’s previous facility in the vicinity.
“We simply outgrew our previous location, and needed to move to a larger location to maintain an efficient system of servicing our customers,” said Scott O’Farrell, general manager of the Denver distribution center. “This new state-of-the art facility supports our dedication to our customers, and allows us the opportunity to continue to grow.”
The company’s new facility in Southern California features an enhanced conveyor system and 45 loading docks, which allow for greater productivity, and improvements in service and delivery. The distribution center employs approximately 440 people and serves customers in California and Las Vegas.
“This area is growing dramatically, and with this new facility OfficeMax is positioned to meet the needs of all of our customers more efficiently,” said Carlos Martijena, OfficeMax vice president and general manager of the Garden Grove distribution center.
Source: OfficeMax Inc.