March 20, 2018

Motion Industries opening new distribution center in Pacific Northwest

The 62,000-square-foot facility in Auburn, Wash., will open in late spring.

By DC Velocity Staff

Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., will open a new distribution center in Auburn, Wash. later this spring.

Enhancing Motion Industries' logistical network, the new distribution center (DC) will serve 24 area Motion Industries branch locations daily, as well as the entire Motion Industries North American footprint (500+ locations) as needed. Covering just over 62,000 square feet, the DC will stock and ship a broad range of industrial parts and supplies including bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components, electrical parts, safety supplies, and more.

"The opening of this DC is a strategic initiative to amplify our service and commitment to our customers in the Pacific Northwest," said Joe Limbaugh, Motion Industries Vice President of Ooperations/distribution/properties, said in a press release.

Tim Breen, Motion Industries president and CEO, said in a statement, "Speed to market is important to customers, and it is important to us. This distribution center's location will be key to getting customers the parts and supplies they need even faster than before."

The new facility will complement Motion's existing, primary North American distribution centers in Birmingham, Ala.; Tracy, Calif.; Chicago; Baltimore; Dallas; Edmonton, Alberta; and Lachine, Quebec.


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