Publishing house Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that it is expanding its Delran distribution center by nearly 200,000 square feet, citing anticipated client growth.The New York-based company, which also has an office in Parsippany, said in a news release that construction will begin this month and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The result of the expansion project at the 520,000-square-foot facility will be a new building size of 718,000 square feet and a doubling of pallet storage capacity, from 48,000 to 96,000.
In addition, the project will create an improvement of inventory in- and outflows, leading to an anticipated reduction in order turnaround time and traffic on nearby streets, Simon & Schuster said.
The Riverside Distribution Center at 100 Front St. is the company’s primary warehouse, distribution and customer service center for North American operations, Simon & Schuster said. Books are shipped from there to retailers, wholesalers and specialty accounts, on behalf of both the publisher and its distribution clients, it added.
“Distribution clients have always been a major component of our business strategy, and with this expansion of our Riverside facility, we are committing significant resources to our growing family of clients, and to maintaining best-in-class service for our existing clients,” Carolyn Reidy, Simon & Schuster’s chief executive officer and president, said in a prepared statement. “We have had a long and happy residency in Delran, and are pleased to have worked in conjunction with the town of Delran and Burlington County to launch this exciting new phase in our relationship with the southern New Jersey community.”
The facility currently has 275 employees, with more added seasonally.
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