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

More in Business

Vinifera’s owners to open pub on A Street Southeast this spring

For nearly three years, Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro has operated in… Continue reading

Cascade Eye Skin Center hosts 3No Networking mixer on Jan. 23

Business leaders and guests are invited to a 3No Networking mixer at… Continue reading

Auburn taproom welcomes in exercise class

On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, between 10:30 and… Continue reading

Commencement Bank opens new branch in Auburn

Commencement Bank opened its new Auburn Branch on Jan. 2 to better… Continue reading

Guardian Roofing of Auburn presents Guardian Halo Project

Giving back: nominate someone in need of a roof repair or replacement

Christmas and New Year’s Day reminder for Waste Management customers in King County

There will be no service for Waste Management customers in King County… Continue reading

Village Concepts honored at Seattle Family Business Awards with the gold award for Large Family Business

Auburn’s Village Concepts, a third-generation family owned business that provides care for… Continue reading

The 2010s were a decade of perseverance for small businesses

By Jeremy Field, Regional administrator, Pacific Northwest, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)… Continue reading

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in South King County

Nourah Yonous launched the African Women Business Alliance in 2017 to find ways to lift women up.

CEVA Logistics to lay off 13 workers

CEVA Logistics, a logistics and freight management solutions provider in Auburn, is… Continue reading