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GA: Shorr Packaging Opens New Distribution and Warehouse Facility

26 Feb, 2016


Shorr Packaging Corp, a national and independent packaging supplier, announced the opening of its new distribution and warehouse facility in Atlanta. The warehouse creates a permanent presence for existing customers who have facilities in the Southeast region and provides better delivery options for Shorr to expand and succeed in that market.

"Our commitment and priority is to improve service for our customers by increasing inventory and product availability in this region," said Craig Funkhouser, president. "Atlanta is a terrific area and the facility is in an optimal location. Shorr will look to make the continued investments in infrastructure and logistics to support our customers."

The new 50,000 square-foot regional facility is located in Parkside Logistics Centre and provides a 75 percent increase in floor space over the previous model. The facility comfortably accommodates the sales and customer service teams, along with a spacious corrugated design and equipment demo room.

"With our new location and larger footprint, we’ll provide improved service levels, decreased freight transit times, and have the flexibility to grow and expand to meet our customer’s future requirements," said Darrin Peterson, Corporate Director of Operations. 

The company will consolidate both Atlanta locations into the new facility, which will serve as a regional hub for: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana. 

"Our goal was to optimize and streamline our supply chain to allow for better distribution capabilities," said Thom Meehan, vice president of supply chain. "The changes in transportation and warehousing will help reduce freight expenses, decrease disruptions, and increase logistical and operational efficiencies."

About Shorr Packaging Corp.

Shorr Packaging Corp. is one of the nation's oldest and largest independent distributors of packaging materials and equipment. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, Shorr Packaging is a 100 percent employee-owned company and a recipient of the ESOP Company of the Year Award in 2015. Specializing in comprehensive packaging solutions for businesses of any size and industry, Shorr represents automated equipment lines from industry leaders such as 3M, Lantech, Combi, Sealed Air and Wexxar/BEL that utilize state-of-the-art technology to streamline the entire packaging process. Shorr's wide selection of packaging and shipping supplies includes corrugated products, carton closure, pallet unitization products, protective packaging and flexible packaging, plus extensive capabilities in customized corrugated design. For more information about Shorr's packaging solutions, visit www.shorr.com.

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