A major maker of engineered canopies, sheds, garages, storage buildings and greenhouses says it has opened a new distribution center in Lakewood to more quickly serve its customers in the West, Canada and Mexico.
ShelterLogic Corp., a Watertown, Connecticut-based manufacturer, opened the 45,000-square-foot distribution center at 9317 47th Ave. SW earlier this spring.
Paul Rodrigues, the company's director of marketing, said most of the goods handled in the distribution center will be imported from two company factories in China.
"We feel opening a distribution center in a strategic location like Lakewood will allow us to offer our shelter solutions to an expanding market while helping to decrease ship time and reduce freight costs. It was a logical decision," said James Raymond, the company's chief executive.
Before opening the Lakewood warehouse, the company served western customers through its East Coast headquarters or through Eastern ports.