BJ's Wholesale Club Celebrates Grand Opening of New Distribution Center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts
618,000 Square Foot Facility Provides Greater Operational Efficiency
NATICK, Mass., September 15, 2006 -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. today celebrated the official grand opening of its 618,000 square foot distribution center in Uxbridge, Mass. The new facility, which replaces a smaller distribution center located in Franklin, Mass., is designed to bolster the company's highly efficient supply chain model.
"The enhancements implemented at this facility allow us to improve efficiencies and strengthen our position as one of the lowest cost operators in the retail industry," explained Mike Wedge, President and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club. "Through superior logistics capabilities, we're able to reduce processing time and accelerate the flow of merchandise to the Clubs, which keeps operation expenses down and products in-stock for our Members."
The facility services 65 Clubs throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Ohio and has the capacity to support up to 86 Clubs as the company expands. It has the capability of accepting and distributing over 500 truckloads of product each day at its 239 loading dock doors and 560 trailer parking spaces. The center is equipped with modern digital systems for warehouse management, security and payroll, as well as radio-frequency-controlled processes and wireless communication.
The cross dock facility is located at 869 Quaker Highway and employs over 240 new and existing Team Members. Today's event was attended by more than 400 people including BJ's Team Members, company executives, business partners, state and local representatives and members of the community.
The BJ's distribution center in Uxbridge is one of three facilities supporting 166 Clubs across the eastern United States including a 480,000 square foot facility in Jacksonville, Fla. and a 630,000 square foot facility in Burlington, N.J.
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About BJ's Wholesale Club
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 166 clubs and 90 gas stations in 16 states. For more information about BJ's, please visit http://www.bjs.com/.
SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
CONTACT: Sharyn Frankel of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., +1-508-651-8534,
Web site: http://www.bjs.com/