Sleep accessories, mattress protection and bed frame supplier Malouf, with headquarters in Logan, Utah, has moved its East Coast warehouse from Virginia to a larger facility in Lenoir, N.C. The move was a major undertaking, requiring about three months to complete.
The company said “tremendous growth rates and huge expansion of inventory” are the reasons for the move. Malouf now “wholly owns” over 500,000 square feet of warehouse space from coast to coast and construction currently is under way to increase existing warehouse square footage.
“In our old warehouse in Virginia, many of the trucking companies would only pick up our cargo a few times a week since it was out of the way,” said Rob Malouf, warehouse manager. “The building in Lenoir is located close to a major freeway, which will greatly speed up our transit times. I am confident that trucks will be able to visit the new warehouse more often and get loaded more quickly.”
The Lenoir distribution center has updated logistics and extra-tall ceilings that, the company says, will substantially speed up deliveries and increase capacity per square foot.
With the move complete, the company said it is “poised for growth” in 2014.