NATICK, Mass., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BJ's Wholesale Club,
Inc. today celebrated the official grand opening of its 618,000 square foot
distribution center in Uxbridge, Mass. The new facility, which replaces a
smaller distribution center located in Franklin, Mass., is designed to
bolster the company's highly efficient supply chain model.
"The enhancements implemented at this facility allow us to improve
efficiencies and strengthen our position as one of the lowest cost
operators in the retail industry," explained Mike Wedge, President and CEO
of BJ's Wholesale Club. "Through superior logistics capabilities, we're
able to reduce processing time and accelerate the flow of merchandise to
the Clubs, which keeps operation expenses down and products in-stock for
The facility services 65 Clubs throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New
Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Ohio and has the
capacity to support up to 86 Clubs as the company expands. It has the
capability of accepting and distributing over 500 truckloads of product
each day at its 239 loading dock doors and 560 trailer parking spaces. The
center is equipped with modern digital systems for warehouse management,
security and payroll, as well as radio-frequency-controlled processes and
The cross dock facility is located at 869 Quaker Highway and employs
over 240 new and existing Team Members. Today's event was attended by more
than 400 people including BJ's Team Members, company executives, business
partners, state and local representatives and members of the community.
The BJ's distribution center in Uxbridge is one of three facilities
supporting 166 Clubs across the eastern United States including a 480,000
square foot facility in Jacksonville, Fla. and a 630,000 square foot
facility in Burlington, N.J.
For more information on BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. including Club
locations, log on to http://www.bjs.com.
About BJ's Wholesale Club
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a
leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The
Company currently operates 166 clubs and 90 gas stations in 16 states. For
more information about BJ's, please visit http://www.bjs.com.
SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.