ZEELAND, Mich. — Empire Moulding & Millwork, a Novo Building Products company, has signed a lease for a new distribution center in Amherst, New Hampshire. The 217,000-square-foot-facility will host more than 2,500 SKUs of product to support the needs of independent lumberyards, millwork specialty shops, stair parts providers, door shops, professional dealers, and home centers throughout New England and eastern New York.
Anticipated to open in Q4 of 2021, Empire will hire 70 new employees to support the warehousing, shipping and receiving, and office operations.
“This strategic growth step positions Empire to more fully support our northeastern customers with a wide breadth of products,” says Jeff Leys president and COO of Novo Building Products. “We are responding to marketplace needs for an additional Empire distribution center that increases our product offering while continuing to provide very specific products desired in this region of the country.
“We’ve been exploring expansion options for Empire for more than a year in order to better respond to the demand coming from the New England marketplace. We’re excited to increase our company’s capabilities while serving our customers and bringing new employment opportunities to people in the Amherst area.”
Similar to existing Empire Moulding & Millwork facilities, the new Amherst location will distribute products including stair parts, MDF, hardwood and polyurethane mouldings and boards, plus finger jointed mouldings, and glued boards. Products from L.J. Smith Stair Systems, Ornamental Decorative Millwork, and Turncraft Columns, along with regionally specific moulding profiles and materials, will also be stocked at the facility.