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Lowe’s Bulking Up in the West

To meet growing demand for building products, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers will invest $1.7 billion to update its supply chain—with much of the expansion centered in the western U.S.

To meet growing demand for building products, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers will invest $1.7 billion to update its supply chain—with much of the expansion centered in the western U.S.

Over the past 18 months, Lowe’s opened more than a dozen facilities, including in Riverside, Ca.

Over the coming year and a half, the chain is expected to open 50 more cross-dock terminals, seven bulk distribution centers, and four e-commerce fulfillment centers. It recently inked deals for new distribution space in California, Arizona and Washington, among other states.

In October, Lowe’s opened a West Coast e-commerce fulfillment center in Mira Loma, Ca., said to improve two-day deliveries.

Lowe’s has leased 116,934-sq. ft. in a new industrial park in Gilbert, Az., to open a distribution and fulfillment center in early 2021.

It reportedly also agreed to lease 1.2 million sq. ft. at the Benaroya Pacific Northwest Regional Logistics Center in Winlock, Wa.

526 Media Group

Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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