SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Acklands-Grainger Inc., one of Canada’s largest distributors of industrial, safety, and fastener products, celebrated the grand opening of its new 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Saskatoon. The company said the facility includes a 102,000-square-foot warehouse along with a branch showroom and regional support center to service its expanding product lines and customer base.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of this state-of-the-art facility with our loyal customers, supplier partners, talented team members, and distinguished community leaders,” said Frank Murray, Acklands-Grainger’s general manager for Saskatchewan.

The distribution center stores more than 50,000 industrial, safety, and fastener products including welding equipment, hand and power tools, and electrical, cleaning, and safety supplies.

As part of its commitment to supporting the communities where its team members live and work, Acklands-Grainger continues its provision of office space for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Chapter in the new facility. “On behalf of the thousands of Saskatchewan children we serve who have benefitted from your generosity over the past 23 years, we thank you,” said Chris Kotsopoulos, CEO, Children’s Wish Foundation. “Our team is proud to call this beautiful building home.”

Acklands-Grainger Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of W.W. Grainger Inc., has 175 branches, six distribution centers, and 2,600 team members. For more information, visit

Publication date: 05/28/2012