MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary teachers and parents broke ground earlier this week, marking construction on a $38 Million 650,000 square foot facility planned for the Midwest Commerce Center in Gardner, Kansas. The new facility, which is expected to be completed by year-end 2018, will house all manufacturing and distribution, as well as a call center operation, for the Company's Supplies Division businesses, Discount School Supply and Really Good Stuff.
In late November, the Company announced the closing of its Jacksonville, FL paint manufacturing facility, as well as its Discount School Supply distribution centers in Kansas City, KS and Harrisburg, PA and its Really Good Stuff distribution center in Kansas City, MO. The consolidation of Really Good Stuff's Monroe, CT distribution center into its Kansas City facility had been announced previously. The consolidation of facilities and closures is not expected to be fully completed until early 2019.
Dipak Golechha, Excelligence Learning Corp. President noted, "Monday's ground-breaking was an important milestone in achieving the single site network strategy that will facilitate the investment in technology, automation and streamlined processes that are critical to meeting the changing needs of our customers. Moreover, operating from one state-of-the art facility will enhance customer service, improve operating efficiency and enable the integration of future acquisitions."
Rob Tecco, VP of Distribution & Logistics for the Supplies Division added, "We're delighted to embark on this important initiative in the city of Gardner, an attractive employment market, where we expect to employ approximately 250 people by the end of the first three years. In addition, by consolidating our paint manufacturing in this centrally-located warehouse, we will be able to optimize delivery time to our customers across the U.S. and overseas."
About Discount School Supply®
Discount School Supply (DSS) is the premiere one-stop shopping destination for early childhood education needs, providing a wide variety of products designed to help make early childhood learning fun. From its innovative and unique collection of exclusive items to well-known national brands, DSS has everything needed to support a classroom with everyday low prices and a 110% Low Price Guarantee. Leading proprietary brands include: Colorations®, BioColor®, Excellerations®, MyPerfectClassroom® and Environments®. For more information about Discount School Supply, please visit www.discountschoolsupply.com.
About Really Good Stuff®
Founded in 1992, Really Good Stuff (www.reallygoodstuff.com) works side-by-side with educators to create high quality and affordable products that provide teachers, primarily in grades K-8, with innovative solutions designed to make a difference in students' lives. Today, through its catalogs and website, the company offers more than 7,500 items, including classroom organization solutions such as bins, baskets & bookcases to fun educational activities in the language arts, numeracy and STEM, introducing over 500 new products annually.
About Excelligence Learning Corporation
Excelligence Learning Corporation (www.excelligence.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions, which are sold primarily to early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies (Discount School Supply and Really Good Stuff), Equipment (Children's Factory, Angeles and Steffy Wood Products), and Services (Educational Products, Inc., ChildCare Education Institute and Frog Street Press). With over 30 years of experience serving children, educators and parents, Excelligence's diversified portfolio of leading brands delivers quality, innovation, service and value on a global scale. Leading proprietary brands include: Colorations®, BioColor®, Excellerations®, MyPerfectClassroom® and Environments®.
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