CORNWALL, Ontario – UAP Inc. opened its new Logistics Centre, located in Long Sault.
With a surface of 200,000 sq. ft., the new efficient and spacious non-application products logistics centre will hold more than 30,000 parts in stock, including chemical, accessories, hardware, tools and equipment as well as paint, body and equipment products.
“This new facility is a key component of a process aiming at improving our distribution operations in order to better serve our customers across the country”, said Robert Hattem, president and chief executive officer. “There will be more space to manage our tool, equipment and non-application product inventory and ensure rapid service to all of our distribution centres. We will also be able to broaden the range and number of available products and increase our inventory level.”
“The job creation and the dollars spent to retrofit the plant are impressive. This definitely is a positive economic benefit for the region,” said South Stormont Mayor Brian McGillis.
The UAP Logistics Centre’s location near Trans-Canada Highway 401 will allow UAP to meet the needs of its distribution centres and stores across the country more rapidly and efficiently.
The centre, which will start its operations on September 9th, will create nearly 40 jobs.
“We are very pleased with the opening of this new Logistics Centre, which will contribute to strengthen our extensive distribution network and to reinforce our first-class quality service and our leading position in the marketplace,” added Robert Hattem.