Guardian consolidates and expands

New distribution center is expected to boost performance and product mix

Guardian's DC network.

Guardian Building Products says it is consolidating its Joplin, Missouri, facility into the recently acquired Hawkeye Building Distributors facility, also in Joplin.

At 48,000 square feet, the new center has more than double the inside storage capacity of the existing distribution center.

“We have worked diligently to ensure a seamless transition between these two Joplin facilities,” said Joplin Branch Manager David Fields. “Our larger space increases our service and product depth for our customers. We look forward to responding with ‘yes’ when they ask for a new item.”

A significant remodel of the DC, including replacing all warehouse lighting and updating the office space, is currently underway. Significant improvements are also being made to the outdoor storage area – when complete, nearly three acres will be available for outdoor storage.

The new facility has an approximate 200-mile service radius, and will serve all customers, reaching west to Tulsa, Oklahoma; east to St. Louis, Missouri; south to Fort Smith, Arkansas; and north to meet GBP’s Kansas City distribution center service area. Delivery schedules have been reorganized so that every customer in the coverage area can receive delivery two times per week.

Products available through the newly combined Joplin facility will include roofing products and accessories, insulation products, gypsum products, siding products, decking products and more.

The conversion to the new site will be complete by the end of the month.

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