CHICAGO — Grainger purchased 96 acres of land in Bordentown Township, New Jersey. The company plans to build a 1.3 million square-foot distribution center on this property, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

"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 the 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."

Grainger currently operates 11 locations in New Jersey, including 10 branches throughout the state and a distribution center in Robbinsville.

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