Orgill Continues Distribution Network Investment

Orgill plans to continue its ongoing investment in improving, expanding, and modernizing its distribution and logistics network. With its new distribution centre in Rome, NY, currently receiving product and just months away from being fully operational, it unveiled plans to nearly double the size of its Hurricane, UT, distribution centre. With these additions, it will have nearly six million square feet of warehouse space in North America available. Including Rome and Hurricane, Orgill currently operates eight distribution centres in the United States and Canada. The decision to expand the Hurricane distribution centre was primarily driven by the growth of Orgill’s customer base in the western United States, says Darin Houskeeper, its vice-president of distribution for the western region. “Since we first opened the Hurricane facility in 2005, we have just seen our growth explode in this part of the country,” he says. “Not only have we watched our business with existing customers grow, we also continue to add new accounts. All of this additional volume translates to the need for more space within the facility and a more efficient use of that space.” Along with the addition of more than 425,000 square feet of under-roof space in Hurricane, it will also take additional steps to modernize the facility, including the relocation of the shipping and receiving areas to create better flow-through of product and the addition of more narrow aisle racking that allows for stocking of even greater product volume.