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Horizon Forest Products expands two Raleigh, NC Operations

Photo: Horizon Forest Products
Photo: Horizon Forest Products
Published by
Simon Matthis - 23 Apr 2018

Horizon Forest Products expanded two (2) of its Raleigh Operations, Raleigh Flooring Division and Raleigh Reload Center, by relocating the Raleigh Reload Center from Commodity Parkway to its new home at 825 Management Way in Garner, NC.

“We are excited about these expansions,” said David Williams, Vice President of Horizon Forest Products. “Our company has seen tremendous growth over the past 5 years, and we are preparing our business to continue this growth by supplying the products and service our customers need.”

With the Reload Relocation, the Raleigh Flooring Branch has expanded in its current location on Commodity Parkway from 25,000 square feet of space to 45,000 square feet of space. The new space will allow the branch to continue to expand the inventory level of current products and will also allow the branch to expand into several new product groups. The offices in the branch were recently remodeled and expanded as well.

The Raleigh Reload Center has also expanded from 20,000 square feet to 47,000 square feet in this relocation.

The Reload Operation receives, houses, and redistributes flooring products from both domestic and imported suppliers. This facility, along with the Reload Operation in Richmond VA, serves the 9 Branches on the east coast for Horizon and its surrounding customers. With the new capabilities provided by this expansion, Horizon Forest Products will have the ability to carry significantly more inventory to fill orders quicker and support sales growth at their branch locations.

 

“Our branches will benefit by having more available inventory to use to fill orders.  Our customers will benefit by having access to more inventory as

 

our out of stocks will shrink greatly,” said Mike Adams, Operations Manager at Horizon Forest Products. “This increased access to inventory will improve our employees’ productivity because they will not have to wait as long for replenishment orders to be received.”

 

The dissolving pulp mill in Hallein has been operating under the name of Austrocel since September last year when it was sold by the Schweighofer Group to the US financial investor Tower Brook Capital Partners.