Motion Industries Inc., Birmingham, Ala., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., will open a distribution center in Auburn, Wash., in late 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 VP of Operations/Distribution/Properties.
Tim Breen, Motion Industries President and CEO, said, “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, AL; Tracy, CA; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; Dallas, TX; Edmonton, AB; and Lachine, QC.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.