Grainger to Erect 1.3 MSF Distribution Center in NJ

Leading industrial supply distributor Grainger Inc. has bought 96 acres of land in Bordentown Township, N.J., with plans to develop what will be the largest distribution facility in the state.

By Anna Spiewak, News Editor


Grainger Inc. has bought 96 acres of land in Bordentown Township, N.J. The leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products intends to build a 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center on the property, making it the largest commercial warehouse in the state, according to the Star Ledger, N.J.’s most circulated regional newspaper.

Once the facility opens in 2016, the company expects to employ 400 workers, mainly for warehouse operations. Grainger presently manages 11 locations in N.J., including 10 branches throughout the state and a distribution center in Robbinsville. Bordentown is located in the southern part of N.J., 25 miles outside of Philadelphia.

IDI Gazely is the developer on the project, while Gray Construction will serve as general contractor. Also, KSS Architects and Maser Consulting will help in the design and development of the facility.

“(The) new distribution center will allow us to get more products next day to out customers in the Northeast, so they have what they need to help keep their operations running and their people safe,” said Paige Robbins, vice president of Americas Supply Chain with Grainger in the news release.

The company has  been in the N.J. district for 81 years, according to Robbins. W.W. Grainger Inc. made $9.4 billion in sales last year, according to the release. The company refused to comment further.