Hardwoods Relocates Its Elkhart Distribution Operations to a Larger Facility

As a result of company growth, Hardwoods Specialty Products has relocated its Elkhart, Ind., distribution operations to a newly constructed facility at 5430 Beck Drive Elkhart, Ind. Meeting customer demand for a diverse product offering, increased volumes, and faster delivery or pick-up required Hardwoods to provide additional customer support staff and a more efficient purpose-built facility. The 135,000-square-foot building with 7,500-square-foot of office space opened in April.

To better serve its customer base and support other Midwest distribution facilities serving markets throughout Indiana, western Ohio, Illinois, northern Kentucky, northern Missouri, Michigan and Minneapolis, the facility offers multiple loading docks; bays for indoor loading and unloading; and dry overnight storage for the Hardwoods fleet of semis, thereby ensuring a dry product offering. An expanded racking system has been configured to provide operating efficiencies in fulfilling customer orders for an assortment of panels, lumber, edge banding and mouldings. The custom designed office furniture was fabricated using the same materials Hardwoods offers, Dragon Ply imported hardwood plywood panels; Querkus architectural decor panels by Decospan; EGGER TFL; HPL & edge banding; Neucor lightweight MDF core; Reflekt; locally sourced red oak and hard maple lumber and reclaimed lumber. The facility allows for expanded stocking opportunities in TFL; MDF; hardwood lumber; custom mouldings & S4S; particleboard; imported panels and drawer sides; EchoWood reconstituted wood veneers; domestic hardwood plywood; and other market leading and innovative products.

“The Northern Indiana market and the other three Midwest locations have grown over the last few years due to the economy. This is all driven by our customer base,” says Jason Sencaj, general manager of the Hardwoods Midwest Division. “Hardwoods’ customers and our own people continue to be the most valuable assets to the company. I believe that by helping our customers succeed, we succeed too.”

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