Eastern Engineered Wood Products expanding
The wholesale building products distributor moves into Virginia.
Eastern Engineered Wood Products, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, is expanding with a new distribution center in Emporia, Va.
The 15-acre parcel, in close proximity to Interstate 95 and U.S. 58 in southern Virginia, will expand the company’s delivery footprint from western Connecticut to North Carolina and include new large markets such as Washington, D.C.; Richmond and Virginia Beach, along with the Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, and Wilmington, N.C. markets.
Similar to its distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa., the new location will be dedicated exclusively to the sale of engineered wood products (EWP).
The new facility will stock RigidLam LVL and RFPI series I-Joists from Roseburg Forest Products, NI series I-Joists from Nordic Structures, and StructurePRO Treated Glulam. It will be supported during startup up by the Bethlehem center.
“We’ve recognized for some time now that our high-service model would be well suited for this market,” said Todd Lindsey, president of Eastern Engineered Wood Products. “We are excited about the opportunity to introduce our unique value proposition to customers in this new territory and to simplify what is often considered one of their most complex product offerings.”
Eastern Engineered Wood Products designs and distributes structural floor and roof systems to the pro contractor trade through a network of retail lumber yards and truss manufacturers. The company’s services include technical design and CAD services, cutting product to size for application on individual projects, and just-in-time delivery.
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Lowe’s opens DFC in Tennessee
The Direct Fulfillment Center measures 1.1 million sq. ft.
A Lowe’s distribution center described as one of the most technologically sophisticated facilities in the company’s network officially opened Thursday in Coopertown, Tenn.
The center ships parcel packages directly to Lowe’s customers. At 1.1 million sq. ft., the direct fulfillment center, or DFC, is large enough to hold 22 football fields. It’s 4,100 tons of steel is the equivalent of 1,345 pick up trucks. And in another example of its size and sophistication, its 3,900 light fixtures using 100% LED lighting will yield $55,000 in energy savings per year.
Lowe’s broke ground on the Coopertown facility back in August of 2016.
In an interview with the Charlotte Business Journal, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison said “This is one of the most automated distribution centers in the U.S.”