TSC Apparel, the owner of the Tultex brand, is expanding to a larger distribution center in Moreno Valley, CA. The Cincinnati-headquartered company said it plans to relocate its Fullerton location to a state-of-the-art, 125,000-square-foot distribution center in Moreno Valley.
SGB Media reports that the facility will be the company's largest and only Southern California local distributor. TSC expects the center to open by the end of February 2021.
The Moreno Valley location will allow for a broader SKU offering and deeper inventory position and expanded regional service capabilities. Moreno Valley is strategically located to maintain same-day and will-call service for its customers while broadening coverage in California and the Southwest region.
“Our priority is to fulfill the needs of our customers, and it was important for us to stay in the Southern California region,” said CEO Dave Klotter. “Our new state-of-the-art facility will initially provide 25 percent+ more inventory to meet our customer’s growing demands.” The facility will simplify order loading for customers and features a showroom and a will-call experience. TSC is also taking measures to decrease packing materials, energy waste and providing an eco-friendly center to reduce its carbon footprint.
“From the showroom to the pick-up counter, our goal is for our customers to have a great experience from the time they arrive at the building until the moment they leave,” said Dan Kessler, vice president of operations, TSC Apparel. “Moving to a new facility will allow us to expand our brand selection and stock deeper inventory, putting us in a better position to get our customers the product they want.”
The facility is the latest development in its expansion effort which began in 2017 with a 100,000–square-foot space in DC in Houston and 135,000-square-foot DC in Philadelphia. The business continues to establish new and expanded facilities across the country. In 2018, TSC added a 200,000-square-foot distribution center in Cincinnati, OH.
“Our goal is to provide excellent local service by meeting our customers where they are. We can do this by providing excellent customer service, fast shipping and deeper stock in a broad array of products,” said Klotter. “It’s our relationship with community businesses that have been our foundation since day one.”