Allentown warehouse to open in May 2014 as the ninth state for F.W. Webb, extending the wholesale supplier’s reach in the northeast
Bedford, MA– F.W. Webb Company will be expanding into Pennsylvania with the opening of a branch in Allentown in May 2014. Pennsylvania will be the ninth state where F.W. Webb has a presence, joining the six New England states, New Jersey and New York.
The 64,000-square-foot facility will be located at 1665 East Race Street in Allentown, adjacent to Lehigh Valley International Airport. The warehouse will stock an extensive inventory of high-quality products for the residential trades and fuel dealers, including propane, plumbing, heating, HVAC and refrigeration equipment and supplies. F.W. Webb’s unique “open concept” store layout will save contractors time, allowing them to get in and out quickly and back to their jobsites.
“It’s a very exciting time for F.W. Webb with our expansion into Pennsylvania,” General Manager Pete Dwyer said. “This move extends our footprint in the Northeast and solidifies our offering to industry trade people and professionals in the mid-Atlantic region. This facility is going to be a great resource, offering the latest products from top brands with the unmatched expertise of our associates.”
The facility will receive regular stock replenishment from F.W. Webb’s 400,000+ square-foot Central Distribution Center, located in Amherst, NH, with more than 98,000 different items in inventory. Furthermore, within the F.W. Webb building will be dedicated classroom space offering training for contractors and trade organizations.
“Business in the Lehigh Valley area is growing at a rapid pace and we see an opportunity to play a key role in the region’s resurgence,” Dwyer continued.
As part of the wholesale facility, the location will be the future home of a Frank Webb’s Bath Center retail showroom that will provide the latest styles and designs in kitchen and bath fixtures for homeowners. The 8,000-square-foot showroom is expected to open in 2015.