Madison Electric Products, Bedford Heights, Ohio, opened a 35,000-square-foot distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The facility will be the company's first distribution center on the West Coast, and will carry the company's full product line. The addition of a California distribution center is a direct result of West Coast sales growth, Madison Electric said. The distribution center will primarily serve customers in the western United States, reducing freight costs, shortening delivery times and increasing fill rate.

“This new distribution center is a testament to Madison's growth and the additional demand for our innovative products on the West Coast,” said Brad Wiandt, president. “The addition of this distribution center allows us to achieve higher fill rates and reduce back orders, continuing Madison's customer-focused approach to the market.”

The new distribution center complements Madison's existing facility in Bedford Heights, Ohio, and is part of a network that includes 16 independent manufacturer rep warehouses. The new facility's features include wire-guided order pickers, more than 1,800 active pick locations and more than 3,100 overstock locations. Madison planned a grand opening at the facility on Jan. 17.