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Grainger Announces Plans For New Northeast Distribution Center

Posted by Heidi Schwartz

Grainger, a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, has announced the purchase of 96 acres of land in Bordentown Township, NJ.  The company plans to build a 1.3 million square-foot distribution center on this property, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

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Grainger ships products from its 33 distribution centers daily.

“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.

“Bordentown Township 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 Robbinsville. IDI Gazele will serve as the developer/construction manager, and Gray Construction will serve as general contractor on this project.

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Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager. In September 2012, she transitioned to a new role dedicated to developing online content for Business Facilities and Today's Facility Manager. Schwartz can be reached at [email protected]

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