Walker Edison Boosts Warehouse Capacity

Additional leased space triples distribution capacity
February 16, 2016David Gill

WalkerEdisonlogo3x2SALT LAKE CITY-Ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer Walker Edison has leased an 80,000-square-foot warehouse here to meet increased demand for its products.

The facility increases the company’s existing space, which encompasses a warehouse and its corporate offices. By essentially tripling its distribution capacity, the new warehouse will allow Walker Edison to stock its products to guarantee rapid response to retail customers.

The new facility will also have upgraded warehouse-management and inventory-management systems. It will be fully operational and stocked by the end of the first quarter of this year. In a company statement, Walker Edison said it keeps 95 percent of its product line in stock at all times to avoid out-of-stock periods whenever possible.

“Our business is growing exponentially,” said Barrett Bushman, Walker Edison’s chief marketing officer. “Our product line is growing as we add new categories so our in-stock inventory has increased as well as the volume on our existing items. For example, this year we added headboards as a new product category and extended the options on outdoor, dining, home entertainment and home office.”

Walker Edison manufactures furniture in the categories of home entertainment, home office, casual dining, occasional, outdoor living products and youth bedroom furniture.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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