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September 14, 2011

San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. 

The new DC is the 39th in the company’s operations network in North America. The company also operates a DC in Lakeland, Fla. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products.

“The location of our newest distribution center will allow us to better service the area," said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. 

June 30, 2011

“The concept of consistent, incremental improvement applies to just about everything we do,” said Ron Beal, the CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill.


In that sentence, Beal captured the essence of the distributor’s spirit of improvement. There’s no single hero, no silver bullet and no rainmaker. Instead, Beal describes an environment of measuring, benchmarking and improving. And the results were impressive in 2010, a difficult year for home products. Orgill posted 2010 sales of $1.179 billion, up 9.3% over $1.079 billion in the prior year. 


January 10, 2011

Suddenly, Memphis, Tenn.-based distributor Orgill views itself as a full-blown player in the Canadian market, thanks to a partnership with Canada’s Castle Building Centres. Orgill CEO Ron Beal walked Home Channel News through some of the thought processes that led to the venture.


• The partnership


December 5, 2010

An automated, mechanized distribution center is an amazing spectacle. Products whiz around elaborate conveyor belts...

LAKE PARK, Ga. —An automated, mechanized distribution center is an amazing spectacle. Products whiz around elaborate conveyor belts at 450 ft. per minute, as if each package had a mind of its own. Thanks to precision placement of laser scanners, sorting shoes will perfectly time their push across the conveyor, gently nudging the right product to the right chute, and hence, the right store.

When watched from above, the entire system takes on a kind of artificial intelligence.

December 21, 2008

Manny Gonzalez will manage the distribution and logistics of all building product materials and products....

December 2, 2008

Former HD Supply exec joins Ace veterans in shoring up strategic planning and other operations....

October 5, 2008

The middle seat of the supply chain is not the most comfortable spot. But this...

September 7, 2008

When a visitor walks around the 800,000-square-foot distribution center here, just north of Albany, he...

August 10, 2008

It was standing room only when Orgill announced the location of its new distribution center...

July 20, 2008

The Memphis distributor has chosen Sikeston, Mo., as the site of its newest distribution center,...

June 4, 2008

In addition to his usual talk on “Aprons on the Floor,” the retailer’s initiative to...

May 13, 2008

A 465,600-squre-foot warehouse in Winchester, Va., will serve stores in the Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Philadelphia;...

April 28, 2008

Also on the consumer side, Ace developed “Helpful Earth Choices,” a labeling program meant to...

March 16, 2008

Last April, about a week after former Sears executive Steve Poplawski was hired as True...

March 16, 2008

Last April, about a week after former Sears executive Steve Poplawski was hired as True...

February 21, 2008

The Midwestern facility, dubbed the “Mid-America Supercenter,” will be 1 million square feet and is...

November 13, 2007

The new facility will serve more than 60 Lowe’s stores....

November 6, 2007

The 1 million-square-foot facility will serve the Pacific Northwest....

September 19, 2007

According to Boise, this is the third new or relocated facility BBMD has opened since...