Home Depot Plans 4 New Distribution Centers for Professional Customers

by Katie Lee

Detroit, Los Angeles, San Antonio & Toronto — The Home Depot Inc. plans to open four new distribution centers in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Toronto. The new facilities are a key component of the company’s efforts to cater to professional customers such as developers, general contractors, remodelers and property managers.

The new distribution centers will stock large, bulky merchandise such as lumber, insulation and roofing shingles. The new distribution centers are expected to open in the first half of this year. Home Depot has opened similar hubs across the U.S. and expects to have 17 facilities equipped with new capabilities for pros by the end of 2024.

In addition to the new distribution centers, Home Depot plans to expand its offerings to professional customers with localized product assortment tailored to each market, digital tools to manage complex orders, and special credits and pricing for professional customers.

“Over the last several years, we have been investing to deliver a faster, more convenient, differentiated experience for our pros,” says Chip Devine, senior vice president of outside sales for Home Depot. “Our distribution network is one piece of the comprehensive pro ecosystem we’re building to better meet the needs of this important customer.”

Additionally, Home Depot recently acquired Construction Resources, a distributor of construction materials, appliances and architectural specialty product based in Decatur, Ga. Home Depot is headquartered in Atlanta.

— Channing Hamilton

SOURCE: www.REBusinessOnline.com

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