MARSH INDUSTRIES, INC. EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION CENTER NETWORK
New Philadelphia, Ohio (April 28, 2008) Marsh officials announced that efforts to expand the company�s regional distribution center network were underway. Expansion activities include construction of an additional warehouse alongside the current warehouse facility in New Philadelphia, Ohio and the opening of a new distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee.
�We continue to see real value in our logistics strategy to serve regions of the country with local warehousing and distribution centers,� said Brian W. Marsh, president and CEO of Marsh Industries, Inc. �Our definition of quality includes when our product ships to its final destination it arrives when expected and in good condition. Our distribution centers are a key factor in this regard.�
Opening the Memphis, TN center gives Marsh their fourth warehouse location. Marsh has maintained a distribution center near their production facility in New Philadelphia, Ohio since 2005. The next location opened in Phoenix, Arizona to serve the southwestern United States and a year later a center located in Dallas, Texas was added. Julie McComb, the company�s sales manager added, �the Memphis center will not only provide the shipment of Marsh orders to Tennessee and surrounding states but will be large enough to respond to needs of warehouses in Dallas and another center location to be announced. These regional distribution centers offer faster delivery, lower freight damages and transportation costs to our customers. All three benefits give our customers a competitive advantage in the marketplace.�
The additional warehouse facility in New Philadelphia will be completed in time for the back-to-school season.
Marsh Industries, Inc., a privately held company, is a manufacturer of innovative and high quality visual communication boards including marker, chalk and bulletin board products primarily for the education market, as well as other peripheral products such as display cases, executive office and conference room furnishings, and custom signage. Marsh delivers their products throughout the North and Central Americas, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Their regional distribution strategy places Marsh as one of the most highly competitive manufacturers within their industry.