Bethlehem, Penn. — Eastern Engineered Wood Products, a wholesale distributor of structural wood products used in residential and light-commercial construction, has opened a new Distribution Center in Emporia, Va. The 15-acre parcel, in close proximity to Interstate 95 and US 58 in Southern Virginia, will expand the company’s delivery footprint from Western Connecticut to North Carolina and include new large markets such as Washington D.C.; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va; and Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, and Wilmington, N.C., the company says.
Similar to the model for its distribution center in Bethlehem, Penn., the new location will be dedicated exclusively to the sale of Engineered Wood Products (EWP). Eastern says that customers can expect accurate, on-time delivery of pieces, job packs, or truckloads in one to two days.
The new facility will stock RigidLam LVL and RFPI series I-Joists from Roseburg Forest Products, NI series I-Joists from Nordic Structures, and StructurePRO Treated Glulam. It will be supported during startup up by the Bethlehem DC.
“We’ve recognized for some time now that our high-service model would be well suited for this market,” states Todd Lindsey, president of Eastern Engineered Wood Products. “We are excited about the opportunity to introduce our unique value proposition to customers in this new territory and to simplify what is often considered one of their most complex product offerings.”