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VWR International, LLC to Open New Distribution Facility in Central California

VWR International, LLC announced on Aug. 19 that the company will build a new facility in Visalia, Calif. The location, approximately 500,000 square feet in size, will enhance VWRs distribution network and continue to provide a productive supply chai

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VWR International, LLC announced on August 19 that the company will build a new facility in Visalia, Calif. The location, approximately 500,000 square feet in size, will enhance VWR’s distribution network and continue to provide a productive supply chain solution for the Western United States.

The facility, expected to be operational in 2012, will assure VWR’s ability to provide seamless customer service to the company’s current and expanding customer base. “We realize that our success stems from placing our customers and suppliers as our top priority and then providing the right resources, processes and tools to get the work done,” stated Matt Malenfant, SVP and President of North America, Lab Distribution and Services. “VWR is building the processes and systems needed to support our business and ensure operational excellence.”

“Selecting a location for a new West Coast distribution center was the result of careful review of many factors; it was critical that the new site be strategically located to enhance current and future customer service needs,” said John Ballbach, Chairman, President and CEO of VWR. “In addition, it will also provide a great setting for our associates to work and live.”

"The Visalia City Council, staff and community are extremely pleased that VWR has selected Visalia for the location of its new major distribution facility,” said Bob Link, Mayor of the City of Visalia. “VWR’s investment will bring many high-quality jobs to Visalia and will have a positive long-term impact on our local economy. We warmly welcome VWR to our community and look forward to a strong working relationship for many years to come.”