F.W. Webb Co. breaks ground on central distribution site
The F.W. Webb Company held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its nearly one-million-square-foot Central Distribution (CD) facility under construction in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
|New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and F.W. Webb
president Jeff Pope at Groundbreaking Ceremony
The new CD will replace and be more than double the size of the company’s current CD in Amherst, New Hampshire.
"Relocating Central Distribution to Londonderry from Amherst represents a major investment in our operations and a significant commitment to our customers and manufacturing partners," said Jeff Pope, president of the F.W. Webb Company. "This huge, state-of-the-art CD facility will allow us to offer our customers even more and better products, and reach further into the Northeast. We expect it will serve us indefinitely."
F.W. Webb has been growing quickly through acquisitions and movement into new geographies, expansion of existing locations, establishment of new manufacturer relationships, and addition of new products, services and disciplines. As a result, the company is handling a greater volume of product for a larger number of customers from more than 90 locations throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. "A new CD is essential to accommodate both present demand and anticipated growth," Pope added.
The project is expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2017. F.W. Webb plans to retain and transfer all 138 employees currently working at the Amherst location to the Londonderry facility. Additional employees will be hired as needs dictate as the facility ramps up to full capacity.