Marine distributor consolidates in N.C. - Trade Only Today

Marine distributor consolidates in N.C.

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Tri Vantage, a distributor serving awning, marine and furniture markets, announced that its consolidated distribution center in Mebane, N.C., is fully operational.

The 102,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility serves as the central receiving point for more than 200 Tri Vantage product suppliers. The center consolidates 12,500 products that are shipped daily to Tri Vantage branches and customers nationwide.

"The [center] represents a major investment in operational efficiency, giving us the platform we need for continuing enhancements of product availability and service to customers," vice president for sales Ron Paratore said in a statement. "By bringing operations together into one location, we are not only gaining operational efficiency, but we are also improving inventory management systemwide."

The distribution center is built to the requirements of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, the internationally recognized standard for green building construction, the company said.. Energy efficiency is emphasized throughout the center, which uses forklifts powered by electricity, rather than propane, to help ensure a quality environment.

Related

Azimut Benetti Group Sees Robust Sales in Asia-Pacific Market

The Italian conglomerate is reporting total sales of over 150 million euros in the region.

MasterCraft Investor Pushes Company to Explore Sale

Reuters reported that the investor is pushing for an acquisition.

Quick Hits: October 27, 2020

Caterpillar reports Q3 results; Camper & Nicholsons grows its sales team; and the Water Sports Foundation adds a content director.

Garmin Unveils A Wealth of New, Fishy Products

Striker Cast, a fishfinder and a chartplotter are all designed to help anglers catch fish.

What Will the Biggest Challenge Be in 2021?

Workforce, inventory, consumer demand, absence of boat shows — this month’s Pulse Report asks dealers to look ahead.

MRAA’s Dealer Week Previews on Thursday

Registration is open now for the premier dealer event. Plus, quicker response times to leads is a must-have in today’s market place.

Boat Buyers are Frustrated

Sales skyrocketed during the pandemic, but dealers now have a problem with the customer experience

Hinckley Announces an Outboard-Powered 35

The Maine builder’s newest model is slated to splash next summer