Here at W.L. May Company, it has been a momentous summer. As most of you are aware by now, we completed the largest inventory transfer I have seen in 20 years with W.L.May. In the beginning of the summer, a large portion of the inventory at our Portland warehouse was relocated to a new distribution center across the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA. The new center in Vancouver has 35,000 square feet of space which we can use to offer a deeper inventory today as well as allow us the space to take on new product lines in the future. The Distribution Center does not replace our Portland Branch, as we still maintain or commitment to the Portland service market. We have structured our inventory so that everything that could be gotten from Portland in the past is still on hand for your will call needs. By and large, the relocation went extremely well. Of course, we learned a few things along the way. We apologize for any mishaps that may have occurred during the move and thank all of you for your support and patience.
In the near future we will be hosting several Regional Service Meeting for the United Servicers Association.It should be a great learning opportunity and hope to see you all there. With summer ending, it won't be long before the annual fall rush to get things ready for Winter and the Holiday Season. It seems only appropriate to mention a reminder to check you inventory for those range parts that you will be getting calls for soon, as well as parts for trash compacters and icemaker assemblies as they are often frequently serviced in preparation for the holidays.
We thank you for a great summer and look forward to helping address your parts needs for many more summers to come. To wrap things up, here are a few pictures taken during our move, we hope you enjoy them. Thanks to Danielle and Kelly for the images. Have a great day!
|Danielle loads a palette for transport.|
|Isaac steadies the ladder as the top shelves are cleared.|
|Les puts his back into his work by jacking up a palette to load on the moving truck.|
|Isaac loading the moving van.|
|Making progress! Look at all those empty parts bins!|
|A (mostly) blank slate in Vancouver.|
|The Vancouver Distribution Center takes shape.|
|Jennifer checking-in items as they get shelved.|
|More and more parts rolling in to stock the shelves.|
|Vancouver Distribution Center is OPEN!|