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Static Control reopens global distribution center destroyed by spring tornado

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Static Control Oct 21 2011

Sanford, N.C. – (October 21, 2011) – Less than five months after a powerful tornado flattened its Global Distribution Center in April, Static Control now operates from a new and improved state-of-the-art facility.

The 174,000-square foot structure was built on the site of the former distribution center, which was destroyed by an E4 tornado that swept through central North Carolina April 16 of this year. No Static Control employees were injured, and no manufacturing plants were damaged.

“This new distribution center will help us better serve our customers because we designed it for even greater efficiencies and capacity,” said Ed Swartz, CEO and founder of Static Control. The new building has 55 percent more storage space, designed with features that increase operational efficiencies, including wire-guided forklifts and higher ceilings for more vertical storage.

Construction started with debris removal on April 18, just two days after the tornado. Three locations were used temporarily as distribution facilities during construction. On September 6, all distribution operations were consolidated into the new center. During this time, Static Control was fully operational with no delays or interruption in shipping or sales. Construction is still underway to replace the company’s global headquarters also destroyed by the tornado.

The new Global Distribution Center holds more than 17,000 different products. For more information regarding this or any Static Control product, contact a Static Control sales representative:

  • U.S. Headquarters – Toll-Free: +1-800-488-2426
  • U.S. Headquarters – Tel: +1-919-774-3808
  • Europe Headquarters – Tel: +44-118-923-8800
  • Asia Headquarters – Tel: +852.2427.6011
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