Posted March 13, 2023

Acme Tools opens Twin Cities distribution center

Acme Tools, an online retailer of tools and equipment, has opened a new distribution center in Burnsville, Minnesota, to support its growing e-commerce division and better serve its increasing base of e-commerce customers throughout the U.S. This distribution center will control the majority of truck shipments and larger parcel shipments to customers.

Located adjacent to the transportation interchange of Interstate Highway 35W and Minnesota Highway 13 in the newly constructed industrial development, the 115,888-square- foot distribution center on DuPont Avenue will increase Acme Tools' online order processing capability, enhance order fulfillment and help reduce customer transit times.

"Opening the new facility in Burnsville improves our ability to keep pace with growing online order volume from all 50 states," said Paul Kuhlman, president of merchandise operations at Acme Tools. "This is an important step in advancing our omnichannel capabilities while improving the customer experience."

The company says its new distribution center is designed and organized to maximize the usage of emerging technologies to provide picking and fulfillment optimization. Distribution center staff use handheld mobile technologies to identify paths, reduce picking time and improve picking accuracy.