Bob’s Discount Furniture opened a 622,230-square-foot distribution facility in Piscataway, the retailer announced Sept. 28.
The facility will support the furniture seller’s expanded supply chain network and seeks to create hundreds of jobs over the next few years, the announcement said.
The distribution center is located at 150 Old New Brunswick Road and has 125 dock doors. It’s LEED Silver certified, meeting high energy efficiency performance standards.
“Our distribution centers, and the teams that work within them, manage every aspect of how we get our product into Bob’s showrooms and into our customers’ homes,” said Bob’s Discount Furniture President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Barton in a prepared statement.
“This new distribution center will enable us to deliver superior service to Bob’s customers in the New York Metro region, and we also anticipate that this facility will house several hundred new jobs over the next few years. Our sincerest thanks to Duke Realty for being a terrific partner to Bob’s throughout this process and to the city of Piscataway for their support,” Barton said.
Duke Realty is the owner, developer and manager of the facility.
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bob’s presented Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen and Piscataway Schools with $2,500 each, and Duke Realty presented Bob’s Discount Furniture’s Charitable Foundation with a $5,000 check to benefit charities and families in need in the Piscataway-area.
“At Duke Realty, the impact we have on the communities we serve fuels our commitment to sustainable practices and social responsibility,” said Art Makris, Duke Realty senior vice president of the Northeast Region, in a prepared statement. “We are proud to not only help Bob’s Discount Furniture continue to grow, but to support their shared values of giving back to the community.”