Greenville, SC — Guardian Building Products (GBP) recently announced the opening of its new distribution center in Albuquerque, N.M. The larger center replaces GBP’s existing facility in Albuquerque. The new location has a 300-mile service radius that includes the entire state of New Mexico, extends north into southwestern Colorado, and south into the El Paso, Texas area.
With 75,000 square feet of covered storage, the new center significantly expands its storage capacity. In addition, outdoor storage capacity has nearly doubled by adding more than six acres of additional space. Another feature is that the location has an active rail spur.
“Though we are not moving far from our original location, the benefits of this new space are immeasurable,” said John Crowder, GBP Regional Vice President – Southwest. “We’ll be significantly increasing our product offering and taking deliveries via rail—both tremendous economic advantages.”
Products available through the new Albuquerque center will include roofing and accessories, insulation, gypsum, decking, paneling, fencing and concrete. Key suppliers stocked on site will include TAMKO roofing and accessories, GAF roofing and accessories, Knauf Insulation, Clipstone stone veneer, Fiberon composite decking, ColorGuard railing, DPI paneling, USG, American Gypsum and Lomanco ventilation products.
“Our building’s appearance will now match our high level of service,” said GBP General Manager, Gary Cannaday. “The old center was great and served us for over 40 years, but over time we’ve grown out of it. We are pleased to have this new facility to serve our customers and community and to offer an even broader mix of products.”
The new center is only a short distance from the previous location, so no service interruptions will occur during the move. All employees, including warehouse, customer service and support staff, will make the move to the new facility.
As of Sept. 12, all incoming and outgoing deliveries, customer pickups and rail deliveries will be serviced out of the new Albuquerque facility.
Source: Guardian Building Products