Composites material distributor Graco Supply (Fort Worth, Texas, USA) has announced the opening of a new location in Kent, Wash., USA. This new location will serve as a distribution center for the Pacific Northwest. This is first time the company has opened a new location since 2010 when the sealant repack facility opened in Ball Ground, Ga., USA.
The new Kent building has 12,615 ft2/1,171m2 of warehouse space, which enables Graco Supply to stock hundreds of items from various manufacturers, including Airtech vacuum bagging materials, AkzoNobel paints and coatings and Huntsman adhesives amongst others. A sub-zero freezer is also being installed at the Kent location to permit storage of adhesive films and other temperature-sensitive materials.
While this is Graco Supply’s first location in the Pacific Northwest, the company has been actively growing and acquiring customers in the area, even adding an outside sales representative to the territory earlier this year.
“Over the years, Graco Supply has built a significant base of business in the Pacific Northwest by providing flagship brands and excellent service from afar,” says Steve Novakovich, CEO for Graco Supply. “By opening a distribution center in the Seattle area, we are making a significant commitment to upgrading our service to the region by offering customers quicker support, local inventory — including frozen materials, and relief from high freight costs.”
Local customers will also have the option to pick up orders from the warehouse or have materials delivered by courier service.
The new location opens with an open house on Jan. 24.