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Kuiken Brothers hosts a grand celebration

By HBSDealer Staff - 10/22/2019
Kuiken Brothers celebrated the grand opening of its Newark, N.J. location with a ceremonial chainsaw cutting of a 2 X 8 length of lumber by company President Doug Kuiken.

The new residential and commercial building materials center on Doremus Avenue in Newark’s East Ward includes convenient connectivity via road and rail and waterfront access on Port Newark’s shipping channel. According to the Kuiken Brothers, the facility will help the pro dealer better serve its expanding marketplace in the New Jersey/New York metro region.

Hundreds of guests, including residential and commercial building professionals, vendors, friends and local business and community leaders enjoyed a true taste of Newark, including food and spirits from Ironbound District favorites like Sol Mar, Caseiro e Bom, All Points West Distillery and Jimenez Cigars, in addition to tours of the 10-acre facility.

The dealer has posted a video about the ceremony and Newark facility on YouTube.

Vice President of Operations and Site Manager Matt Kuiken welcomed the crowd, and highlighted the site’s long commercial history, along with the three-year process from the property’s purchase to its renovation and reopening as Kuiken Brothers’ ninth building materials center in New Jersey and New York.

“Amazon may have made a different decision, but Kuiken Brothers is here, and we are proud to be a part of the great things that are happening in Newark,” Matt Kuiken noted.

A drone image of the new Kuiken Brothers location, which sits on the banks of Port Newark.

“For many years, we have supplied a wide range of residential and commercial projects in Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties,” Doug Kuiken added. “The Newark location will provide us with even greater access, allow for faster delivery into these markets, and will open up opportunities for new relationships to be established with building professionals in the region, including Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and coastal New Jersey markets.”

“Throughout its history, Kuiken Brothers has carefully selected its expansion sites and Newark is another great example. The intersection of multi-modal transportation, proximity to promising markets and focus on customer service made New Jersey’s largest City the right place for their ninth location,” stated Chip Hallock, President & CEO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership. “When Kuiken Brothers increases sales of high-quality commercial and residential construction materials, that means people are working and communities are rebuilding. That’s a positive sign for our region which fosters more opportunities for our citizens.”

The facility is approximately one mile off Exit 15E on the New Jersey Turnpike with easy access to Route 78, Route 280, Routes 1 & 9, and the Garden State Parkway.

The yard features covered storage, including a drive-through warehouse with nine loading docks, an automated racking system and exterior covered racking (storage sheds and cantilever systems). Over a quarter-mile of rail siding to the waterfront accommodates the direct shipment of lumber, plywood and drywall from premier lumber mills and manufacturing facilities in North America.

Based in Fair Lawn, N.J., Kuiken Brothers now operates 8 locations in New Jersey and one location in Warwick, N.Y.

 

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