Posted May 28, 2019

PIP to open new Mississippi DC

Protective Industrial Products Inc. announced plans to open a 600,000 square foot distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

“PIP is truly excited to build our new world-class distribution center in Olive Branch, and we look forward to contributing to the economic development in the area,” said Joe Milot, president and CEO. “This new facility will facilitate our continued growth and help provide even better service to our customers.”

"Our current distribution center in Lamar served us well for over 15 years. With the recent acquisitions and expanded product lines, moving to a larger, more modern facility, made economic and business sense, especially considering PIP’s future growth plans,“ added Thomas Fry, chief operating officer.

The new center is currently being outfitted with state-of-the-art pallet locations, logistics software and hardware systems that will result in increased efficiencies and an improved work environment, the company said. The cross-docked facility increases inventory holding capacity by three times.

PIP expects to be operational at the new facility by Sept.1, 2019.