Jones Stephens Expands West Coast Distribution With Opening of New California Facility
MOODY, Alabama – June 1, 2015 – Jones Stephens, a Hardware Holdings, LLC company, announced today that it has expanded its distribution capabilities to the West Coast and has begun fulfilling orders from its new Valencia, California distribution center effective with May 2015 orders. A formal dedication ceremony will take place on June 10, 2015.
This new investment is part of the Jones Stephens’ We Got It… West Coast initiative designed to bring the best selection of products with the highest level of customer care directly and efficiently to Western US-based customers.
The Valencia distribution center supports 5,000 most-frequently ordered Jones Stephens plumbing and MRO products. Its strategic West Coast location provides faster, more cost-effective replenishment of these core products to customers located in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska. In most cases, orders placed by 2:00 PM PST will be delivered by the following morning, plus a Will-Call Window allows orders to be picked up at the new facility in just two hours.
“The addition of our Valencia distribution center allows us to better meet the needs of all our customers—especially our regional partners west of the Rockies—in a timely and cost effective manner,” explains Michele Hudec, VP & GM, Commercial & Industrial Division. “It’s all part of our value proposition—to minimize our customers’ stock-outs and maximize their inventory efficiency. We want our regional partners to look to Jones Stephens as a national specialty plumbing and MRO products company offering the convenience and service level of a local supplier.”
The new distribution center is located at 28624 Witherspoon Parkway, Valencia, California 91355. Its addition strengthens the Jones Stephens’ national distribution system with over 400,000 square feet of warehouse space in three strategically placed locations–Moody, Alabama; Pottsville, Pennsylvania; and Valencia, California.
About Jones Stephens: Jones Stephens is a premier master distributor of plumbing specialty products with a well-established brand name in the industry. With 18,000 SKUs within 13 product categories, Jones Stephens provides the broadest and deepest selection of innovative, hard-to-find specialty and common plumbing products. Primarily servicing the commercial and industrial market, Jones Stephens continues to develop and add superior products to help maximize the competitive position of its wholesale customer partners. Jones Stephens is headquartered in Moody, Alabama, with additional distribution centers in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and Valencia, California. Jones Stephens’ competencies, along with their extensive product offering, allow them to say with confidence, “We Got It”. For more information, please visit www.jonesstephens.com
About Hardware Holdings: Hardware Holdings, LLC brings together a unique combination of product development, merchandising, and distribution solutions across the home, hardware and building supply categories. They make it easier for their customers to navigate the global supply chain by distributing owned brands and branded products to all retail and commercial channels for the right delivered value. Through their HBC Home & Hardware Products, Jones Stephens and Handy Hardware divisions, they distribute over 75,000 SKU’s in 25 product categories. Their products are sold to home centers, mass merchants, discount stores, food and drug stores, independent hardware stores, industrial suppliers and commercial distributors. Hardware Holdings enjoys significant market positions in Home Environment and Plumbing Product categories. Under its umbrella of owned brands and nationally recognized brands are; Comfort Zone® (home environment), Guard® (locksets), Ultra® (security), WordLock (padlocks), Stanley®, PX® and HiTech® (paint sundries), Helping Hand® (housewares), Aqua Plumb® and Jones Stephens (plumbing). Hardware Holdings is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey, with offices in Houston, Texas; Moody, Alabama; and Wuxi, China, along with six US distribution centers. Hardware Holdings’ breadth of products, brands and capabilities enable the company to manage complex assortments and deliver simplicity to their customers while facilitating their success. For more information, please visit www.hardwareholdings.com
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