Grainger Invests Millions in Expansion
June 11, 2007
NEW YORK - Grainger plans to expand and enhance its
operations throughout the tri-state area. As part of this multiyear expansion,
the company will revamp its distribution network by opening new facilities,
relocating others, and expanding some of its existing facilities.
“We’re doing exactly what our customers asked us to do,”
said Mike Hade, vice president, regional branch services, Grainger. “Our
customers told us they wanted more of the products they need to maintain,
repair, and operate their facilities, positioned closer to them, and we
The company currently operates out of 23 locations
throughout the tri-state area. It plans to increase its number of locations by
about 25 percent once the expansion is complete. It also plans to increase its
local workforce by approximately 10-20 percent and will increase the size of
its distribution network in the tri-state area by about 40 percent to meet the
needs of local customers.
Grainger’s local investments are part of the company’s
market expansion initiative, a multiyear program designed to enhance Grainger’s
presence in the top metropolitan markets across the United States. As part of
this effort, changes are either underway or have been completed in 20 markets
across the country. The company plans to invest between $50-$80 million in
For more information, visit www.grainger.com.
Publication date: 06/11/2007