We were at full capacity in Vernon Hills and there was no more land to add on. We realized we were going to have to build another distribution center to keep up with growth.
In our industry, it's not unusual to receive a box with up to a dozen bar code labels on it from the manufacturer. The scan tunnel can differentiate the right bar code we need.
There are bottlenecks in Vernon Hills that we wanted to address in the new facility. Along with new technology, we wanted to implement the best practices in distribution today.
Our charter is to be the fastest in the business.
California is the number one state we sell to, even though our headquarters is in Vernon Hills. As our business has grown, it became apparent we needed to be closer to our customers.
Speed and accuracy are essential factors we use in evaluating distribution process improvements. Our mission is to optimize our operations to ensure quality, accurate, next day deliveries for customer orders.