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Eastern Engineered Wood Products has broken ground on a new distribution center on 32 acres near Keysville, Va.
Construction will be completed later this year and the facility will consist of office space, cutting buildings, a drive-through storage building, and vertical racking. Approximately 22 acres of the site will be finished for inventory lay-down.
It will replace a smaller facility the company is leasing in Emporia, Va., and will expand its delivery footprint to new markets further west in Virginia and North Carolina. It will also service customers in Washington DC and parts of Maryland.
Similar to its DC in Bethlehem, Pa., the new location will be dedicated exclusively to the sale and distribution of engineered wood products.
“Our commitment to creating an exceptional customer experience ensures that our customers can expect accurate, on-time delivery of pieces, job packs, or truckloads of material in one to two days. Even more important than stocking large inventories, hiring and training talented people is critical for us to meet our customers’ needs,” said Todd Lindsey, president of Eastern Engineered Wood Products.
At full capacity, the company expects to bring at least 20 new full-time jobs to the area.