BJ's Wholesale Club Celebrates Grand Opening of New Distribution Center in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

618,000 Square Foot Facility Provides Greater Operational Efficiency

Sep 15, 2006, 01:00 ET from BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

    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
 our Members."
     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
 wireless communication.
     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
     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

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