Orgill plans two new distribution centers

Orgill, the Memphis, Tenn.-based independent distributor of home improvement products, will build two new distribution centers to serve the Midwest and Pacific Northwestern United States.

The company did not specify in which locations the new distribution centers will be, but said “Orgill is in the process of selecting precise locations for the two facilities.”

The Midwestern facility, dubbed the “Mid-America Supercenter,” will be 1 million square feet and is meant to serve Orgill customers throughout the Midwest. It also will act as the company’s system-wide import flow-through center. The new facility will replace the company’s Vandalia, Ill., distribution center.

Byrne Whitehead, executive vp-operations for Orgill, said the Midwestern facility would help “provide us with a consolidated location to process our growing import business” as well as “give us the capacity to accommodate our growth with customers throughout the Midwestern United States.”

The Pacific Northwest facility will help support Orgill’s growing network of retailers in that region, as well as in Alaska and Asia, the company said.

Whitehead said he expects the locations for the DCs will be finalized by the fall and that construction will begin shortly thereafter.

Orgill’s current distribution network includes locations in Memphis; Inwood, W.Va.; Tifton, Ga.; Hurricane, Utah; and Kilgore, Texas.