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Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products, opened a state-of-the-art warehouse in Huntsville, Alabama, to support growing customer demand for its high-volume STERLING Vikrell bath and shower fixtures.
This greenfield build comprises a total of 546,000 square feet and is located near Kohler's existing manufacturing plant, which produces STERLING Vikrell products that are popular among the nation's top single-family homebuilders, home improvement retailers, and a vast number of multi-family developers, plumbers, and remodelers.
"In the past, our business has been constrained by a lack of warehouse storage, which challenged us in providing the level of consistent quick delivery our customers expect," said Norb Schmidt, senior vice president of kitchen and bath operations. "The new warehouse and enhanced stocking strategy will greatly reduce lead times and improve delivery efficiency. We are pleased to expand our presence in Huntsville and Madison County and contribute to the local economy."
On Tuesday, May 10, Kohler Co. leaders celebrated the warehouse completion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on-site, which included company CEO David Kohler, and Senior Vice President-HR, Stewardship & Sustainability Laura Kohler, along with Kohler associates, local officials and Burns & McDonnell, the design-build contractor for the project.
The Huntsville warehouse opening comes on the heels of Kohler announcing in February, the construction of a second Vikrell production facility and distribution center in Casa Grande, Arizona, which is set to be operational by August 2023 to support the company's growing customer base in the western U.S.