May 11, 2016 - Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator, announced today a project with J. Knipper and Company, Inc. to design, integrate, and install a new distribution system at the company's Charlestown, IN, facility.
With current distribution facilities on the east coast and year after year growth, J. Knipper and Company is expanding their distribution capacity westward. The new facility will be located in Charlestown, IN, providing convenient access to major interstates and FedEx and UPS hubs. With access to 75% of the U.S. population with two-day ground service, J. Knipper and Company can deliver product to customers faster, thus increasing customer satisfaction and creating unique opportunities and greater specialization in Direct to Physician fulfillment.
The new distribution system will include an integrated conveyor system, pick modules, racking, and cages. Project build began on April 25 with plans to conclude early this summer. Once complete, the new facility will provide 56 jobs within the Charlestown community.
"The Midwest provides a prime location for many of our clients to quickly reach customers across the U.S.," stated Tim Hildebrandt, Regional Director at Bastian Solutions. "We look forward to providing J. Knipper's new location with an automation system that provides additional speed, accuracy, and most importantly, great service to their customers."