Graybar opens Springfield, MO distribution facility

Oct. 4, 2001
October 4, 2001 The company's 12th regional distribution center serves seven states.

Graybar (www.graybar.com) opened its 12th regional distribution center, this one in Springfield, MO, on September 17. The 186,000 square-foot warehouse and office features 15 truck docks, as well as parking for visitors and employees, underground. The distribution center will serve customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Nebraska, as well as parts of Illinois, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Sales and customer-service functions, as well as counter and will-call service, continue to be handled out of existing Graybar branches in the region.

The Springfield facility employs 44 people. Mike Patoka, the company�s manager of corporate distribution, and Springfield zone manager Jim Sales spearheaded the preparations for the facility�s opening, including hiring 39 employees.

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