Grainger Announces Plans For New
Northeast Distribution Center.
Company purchases land to build 1.3 million square-foot facility
in New Jersey
Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of
maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving
businesses and institutions, today announced the purchase of 96
acres of land in Bordentown Township, N.J. The company plans to
build a 1.3 million square-foot distribution center on this
property, which is scheduled to open in 2016.
"Our new distribution center will allow us to get more products
next day to our customers in the Northeast, so they have what
they need to help keep their operations running and their people
safe," said Paige Robbins, vice president of Americas Supply
Chain with Grainger. "Grainger has been in New Jersey since
1933, and we're looking forward to becoming an active member of
the Bordentown Township business community."
When this new facility is up and running, the company expects to
employ more than 400 individuals, primarily in warehouse
operations. Grainger anticipates these jobs will be filled by a
mix of existing employees and new hires.
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is excited to welcome Grainger to our community," said Stephen
Benowitz, Mayor of Bordentown Township. "The company has a
reputation as a strong employer and good neighbor, and their
presence will surely be a boost to our economic development plans.
We will continue to work with Grainger as they build and open their
facility, and look forward to a long, mutually-beneficial
partnership. Working with Grainger, we have shown what a good
government partner Bordentown Township - 'The Crossroads at the
Heart of New Jersey' - can be to business and commercial endeavors."
Grainger currently operates 11 locations in New Jersey, including 10
branches throughout the state and a distribution center in
Grainger purchased the land in Bordentown Township from The
Rockefeller Group, a private corporation dedicated to excellence in
commercial real estate, real estate services and telecommunications
services to commercial clients. IDI Gazeley, one of the largest
global players in the logistics property sector, will serve as the
developer/construction manager, and Gray Construction, a nationally
ranked firm with offices and jobsites coast-to-coast, will serve as
general contractor on this project. In addition, two New
Jersey-based firms are helping to design and develop this
distribution center. KSS Architects, an acclaimed architecture,
planning and interior design firm, is the projectís architect, and
Maser Consulting, recognized nationally by ENR as a Top 500 Design
Firm, is the projectís civil engineer.
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North
America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and
operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin