|LATHAM, NY – May 28, 2019 – Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), a leading supplier of hand protection and general safety products, proudly announced that it will open a 600,000 square foot distribution center, along the I-22 Highway, in Olive Branch, Mississippi. |
“PIP is truly excited to build our new world-class distribution center in Olive Branch, and we look forward to contributing to the economic development in the area”, President and CEO of PIP, Joe Milot said during his announcement. “This new facility will facilitate our continued growth and help provide an even better service to our customers. Our customers are always the primary driver of our business decisions”, he concluded.
“Our current distribution center in Lamar served us well for over 15 years. With the recent acquisitions and expanded product lines, moving to a larger, more modern facility, made economic and business sense – especially considering PIP’s future growth plans, ” added Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Fry.
The new center is currently being outfitted with state-of-the-art pallet locations, logistics software and hardware systems that will result in increased efficiencies on all levels as well as an improved work environment.
This large, cross-docked facility increases inventory holding capacity by
three times and will make our employees much more efficient. A key driver of choosing this building was the close proximity to our current distribution center. It will make the transition easier for PIP, logistically, and for our current PIP employees. We are committed to retaining our current employees as well as providing new opportunities for area workforce.
PIP recognizes the value of the encouragement by the local leaders in both DeSoto County and Olive Branch. “They gave us tremendous confidence to make a substantial investment here,” affirmed Joe Milot. The region’s large labor pool has a reputation for its strong work ethic which aligns well with the PIP culture. “PIP has a track record of respecting its employees and valuing communities where its facilities are located,” Joe Milot added during his announcement. PIP expects to be operational at the new facility by September 1, 2019.
This investment solidifies its position as a market leader in providing hand protection and general safety products while focusing on providing the best service to its network of distributors and retailers.
Additional information about PIP Global is available at www.pipglobal.com.