Eastern Engineered Wood Products Acquires Property and Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center
On Monday afternoon, representatives from the Virginia Department
of Rail and Public Transportation, Charlotte County, and Virginia’s Regional Heartland Industrial Facility
Authority joined representatives from Eastern Engineered Wood Products for the groundbreaking of the
company’s new distribution center near Keysville, VA. They addressed public officials and guests from
Keysville and the surrounding area who attended the ceremony.
The 32-acre parcel is located in Virginia’s Heartland Regional Industrial Park at the interchange of US
Routes 15 and 360. Construction will be completed later this year and the facility will consist of office
space, cutting buildings, a drive-through storage building, and vertical racking. Approximately 22 acres
of the site will be finished for inventory lay-down. It will replace a smaller leased facility the company
occupies in Emporia, VA and will expand the present delivery footprint to new markets further west in
Virginia and North Carolina. It will also service customers in Washington DC and parts of Maryland.
Similar to the model for its Distribution Center in Bethlehem, PA, the new location will be dedicated
exclusively to the sale and distribution of Engineered Wood Products (EWP).
“Our commitment to
creating an exceptional customer experience ensures that our customers can expect accurate, on-time
delivery of pieces, job packs, or truckloads of material in one to two days. Even more important than
stocking large inventories, hiring and training talented people is critical for us to meet our customers’
needs,” states Todd Lindsey, President of Eastern Engineered Wood Products.
At full capacity, the
company expects to provide up to twenty or more full-time jobs in Keysville and the surrounding area.
Eastern Engineered Wood Products incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1998. The company distributes
structural floor and roof systems to the professional contractor trade through a network of retail lumber
dealers and truss manufacturers.