Guardian Consolidates Joplin Distribution Centers
Greenville, S.C. — Guardian Building Products (GBP) announced recently the consolidation of its current Joplin, Mo. facility into the recently acquired Hawkeye Building Distributors facility in Joplin. The distribution facility, with an approximate 200-mile service radius, will serve all customers, reaching west to Tulsa, Okla.; east to St. Louis, Mo.; south to Fort Smith, Ark.; and north to meet GBP’s Kansas City distribution center service area.
At 48,000 square feet, the new center has more than double the inside storage capacity of the existing GBP facility. A significant remodel of the facility, including replacing all warehouse lighting and updating the office space, is currently underway. Significant improvements are also being made to the outdoor storage area—when complete, nearly three acres will be available for outdoor storage.
In addition to improving coverage to all existing customers, the new facility will triple GBP’s current SKU count. Combining resources also increases the delivery equipment available. Delivery schedules have been reorganized so that every customer in the coverage area can receive delivery two times per week.
“We have worked diligently to ensure a seamless transition between these two Joplin facilities,” said Joplin Branch Manager David Fields. “Our larger space increases our service and product depth for our customers. We look forward to responding with ‘yes’ when they ask for a new item.”
Products available through the newly combined Joplin facility will include roofing products and accessories, insulation products, gypsum products, siding products, decking products and much more. New key suppliers stocked on site include CertainTeed roofing, R.M. Lucas roof coatings, Genovations PVC Decking, Atlas Insulated Sheathing, DOW Styrofoam Board, Exterior Portfolio traditional and insulated vinyl siding, PlyGem Mira Series doors & windows, Viwintech vinyl windows, Royal Building Products vinyl mounting blocks, and AFCO aluminum and fiberglass columns.
Source: Guardian Building Products