Parts Town, a FEDA associate member focused on the distribution of OEM foodservice equipment parts, announced plans to open a 420,000-square-foot high-tech distribution center in Glendale, Arizona, in late 2024. The new facility will feature the same high-tech automation and robotics solutions as the company’s flagship distribution center in Addison, Illinois, extending in-stock availability and further enhancing the speed of delivery.
The new distribution center is designed to support accelerated growth and product expansion through the creation of about 100 new jobs. Those new employees will be joining a company that has been repeatedly recognized for its unique culture and investment in its team members, including upskilling and reskilling employees to enable them to work with innovative, next-generation automated technologies.
“Our organic growth continues to be very strong and has exceeded expectations in 2023,” Parts Town Unlimited CEO Steve Snower said. “We are investing ahead of expected accelerated growth and product expansion in 2024 and beyond. Our emphasis on centralized, high-tech distribution allows customers to access more products, less split shipments, faster delivery, and higher quality. This distribution center will carry products across several mission-critical parts categories. We look forward to being a part of the Glendale and Phoenix Metropolitan Area communities and expanding the accessibility of OEM equipment replacement parts for our customers and manufacturer partners.”
Sustainable, environmentally friendly practices will be core to the new distribution center. Parts Town intends to purchase renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets to reduce emissions associated with the new distribution center, as well as install high-efficiency LED lighting throughout the facility.
“The Glendale community is excited to welcome Parts Town as our newest business resident, and we look forward to the added value this distribution center will deliver for our workforce and economy,” Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers said. “Parts Town’s decision to expand to Glendale is a reflection of our business-friendly environment, strategic location and commitment to fostering business growth and innovation.”