Benjamin Moore opens new West Coast DC

Benjamin Moore & Co. is buffing up its West Coast presence with the opening of a new distribution center in Oakland, California.

The Oakland DC -- what is now known as the Goodman Logistics Center -- will support the full line of Benjamin Moore products and will eventually serve as the key distribution center for retailers and distributors in the Asia Pacific region.

Benjamin Moore also announced plans to expand its operations in the Southeast later this year, as well as in the Mid-Atlantic region by mid-2015.

“Benjamin Moore & Co.’s business continues to grow, and with it the demand for increased distribution and fulfillment operations to deliver our best in class products to our network of independent retailers and customers,” said Mike Searles, president and CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. “We’re committed to being the best partner for our retailers in every way and with this new distribution center customers can expect to see many new Benjamin Moore stores opening.”

The Goodman Logistics Center is a nearly 375,000-sq.-ft. facility providing Class A industrial warehouse space. It will be leased to Benjamin Moore by Goodman Birtcher North America on behalf of the owner, Goodman North American Partnership.

“Benjamin Moore & Co. is a welcomed addition to Oakland’s vibrant business community which will generate jobs for our residents,” said Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. “With the facility’s central location in Oakland, Benjamin Moore & Co. will have unparalleled connections to port, rail and highway systems.”

The center is also Benjamin Moore's first Silver LEED certified site. The new facility is set to open by early 2015.

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