BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., will open a new distribution center in Auburn, Washington, in the late spring.

Enhancing Motion Industries’ logistical network, the new distribution center (DC) will serve 24 area Motion Industries branch locations daily as well as the entire Motion Industries North American footprint, which includes 500-plus locations, as needed. Covering 62,000 square feet, the DC will stock and ship a broad range of industrial parts and supplies, including bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components, electrical parts, safety supplies, and more.

“The opening of this DC is a strategic initiative to amplify our service and commitment to our customers in the Pacific Northwest,” said Joe Limbaugh, vice president of operations, distribution, and properties, Motion Industries.

“Speed to market is important to customers, and it is important to us,” said Tim Breen, president and CEO, Motion Industries President and CEO. “This distribution center’s location will be key to getting customers the parts and supplies they need even faster than before.”

The new facility will complement Motion’s existing, primary North American distribution centers in Birmingham, Alabama; Tracy, California; Chicago; Baltimore; Dallas; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Lachine, Quebec, Canada.

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Publication date: 03/21/18