Auburn welcomes Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of food service equipment and supplies. COURTESY PHOTO

Auburn welcomes Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of food service equipment and supplies. COURTESY PHOTO

Edward Don & Company opens new distribution center in Auburn

Plans for new facility began after company acquired Kent-based Smith & Greene

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:38am
  • Business

Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of food service equipment and supplies, has opened new distribution center in Auburn.

The 157,000-square-foot facility, at 521 Eighth St. SW, Suite A, is fully operational, run by a staff of approximately 80 employees and features state-of-the-art technology while housing more than 7,000 stocked items with inventory expected to increase in the future.

Planning for the new distribution center began shortly after the company acquired Kent-based Smith & Greene in January 2018.

“This is a multi-phase rollout that has been carefully planned and executed over the past year,” said Mike Bartoszek, vice president of operations or Edward Don & Company. “It allows us to ensure that our customers experience a seamless transition without any risk of service interruptions.”

“We are excited at the chance to augment our already strong nationwide presence while also focusing on continued growth in the future as well,” said Steve Don, company CEO. “The increased presence in the Pacific Northwest market provides tremendous advantages. We’ll have increased exposure to a vibrant market as well as a springboard into western Canada.”

“Everyone at Smith & Greene is very excited to be a fully integrated part of Edward Don & Company,” said Garrett Mullen, Co-President of Smith & Greene. “The much larger space allows us to offer our customers a broader selection of products, including a full range of equipment, smallwares, disposables and janitorial products.”

The Auburn facility is Edward Don & Company’s seventh and latest addition to its national distribution network.

For more information, visit don.com

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