Posted November 30, 2017

Grainger hosts grand opening of NJ distribution center

Grainger hosted a grand opening to celebrate its new distribution center in Bordentown Township, New Jersey.

The 1.3 million-square-foot facility stocks more than 300,000 items and allows the company to deliver more products by the next day to customers in the Northeast. Approximately 550 employees work primarily in warehouse operations.

"Our Northeast Distribution Center in New Jersey is a significant investment focused on helping to ensure an effortless experience for our customers by getting them the products they need to keep their operations running and their people safe, and making those products available faster than the competition," said Barry Greenhouse, Grainger vice president, global supply chain. "Grainger has been in New Jersey since 1933, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional value to businesses in the Northeast."

The distribution center runs on state-of-the-art distribution technology enabling real-time order processing. The building also features more than 13,000 high-efficiency SunPower solar panels on its roof capable of producing 4.3 megawatts of electrical power.

The Northeast Distribution Center is one of 20 such centers Grainger has throughout North America.