S&S Activewear (asi/84358) is beefing up its inventory in 2016, with the addition of a fourth warehouse location. The 473,000-square-foot shipping-and-receiving facility will open in the spring in the Kansas City metro area.
The warehouse will complement S&S Activewear’s existing distributions centers in Bolingbrook, IL; Santa Fe Springs, CA; and Robbinsville, NJ. It will expand the company’s one-day ground shipping transit area to include Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Texas and part of Colorado.
The addition pushes the S&S family of brands to more than 1.5 million square feet of inventory, according to Margaret Crow, director of marketing. “It will give our customers a larger overnight delivery area with later cutoff times,” she said. “It will also have a positive impact on our service level in Bolingbrook by shifting some of that volume to Kansas City. We’re always working to improve our shipping speed and accuracy, and this is an important step in that direction.”
The Kansas City distribution center will create 200 new jobs in the area, according to S&S.
Kansas City inventory numbers will appear along with the other location inventories on the company’s website. Customers will be able to order from any of the four distribution centers with their existing account. For more information, visit www.ssactivewear.com or call 800-523-2155.