Knoxville, Tenn.-based regional hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware completed its $2 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. expansion of the company’s Prichard, W.Va., warehouse.
“We’ve moved in, the racks are up, and the bins are being filled,” said Don Hasson, House-Hasson president. “Our West Virginia warehouse will have the same items as are available through our Knoxville warehouse. This means faster and more efficient shipping and delivery of all our products to our customers.”
About 8,500 items, mostly smaller-cost products, were added to the Prichard facility inventory. Previously these items had been shipped UPS out of Knoxville.
The company said the inventory expansion reduces the special shipping charges and means fewer invoices for its customers.
The addition brings the West Virginia warehouse to 250,000 sq. ft. Coupled with the company’s Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters warehouse (which received a 50,000-sq.-ft. addition in 2010), West Virginia’s expansion brings total House-Hasson warehouse space to more than 600,000 sq. ft.
House-Hasson has spent $3 million in the last 15 months, adding warehouse space, new truck bays, racks, conveyor systems and technology upgrades to its warehouses as a result of the company’s 2009 acquisition of Moore-Handley, an Alabama-based hardware distributor. The distributor added more than 100 employees since the acquisition.
House-Hasson serves nearly 2,000 independent hardware dealers in 17 states and the Caribbean.