Meyer Distributing is opening a new “megahub” in Hermiston, Oregon, the parts distributor announced.
The 170,000-sq.-ft. inventory hub will be expandable in four phases to 728,000 sq.-ft., the company said, and will contain full coverage of automotive, RV and marine accessories and replacement parts as well as outdoor lifestyle, janitorial/sanitation, and industrial products. The facility will service all northwest U.S. population centers, in addition to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton in Canada, the company said.
“The Northwest has always been a difficult market for us to reach,” said Cody Ziegler, director of sales for Meyer Distributing. “With this new inventory hub, we look forward to improving next day delivery service to Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Utah. We appreciate customers that have supported us in the last few years as we’re newer to the region. This is an opportunity for Meyer to say thanks by reinvesting everything back into infrastructure, that will in turn help these customers provide faster service, more reliable delivery and more cost-effective products to those they serve.”
“Minimizing the impact of the mountains and I84, especially in the winter, will be a huge help,” said Jeff Braun, CEO of Meyer. “Starting the inventory in the northwest and combining that with two-day service from both our Kingman and Denver hubs will dramatically improve service levels throughout the northwest. We will go from around $10 million to $40 million of inventory in less than three years, so we’re definitely putting every dollar, and then some, back into higher quality of service we’re more accustomed to providing in other parts of the country where we’re most established.”