At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Simon & Schuster announced that it has opened the warehouse expansion of its Riverside Distribution Center in Delran, New Jersey. The facility in Delran operates as the company’s primary warehouse, distribution and customer service center for its North American publishing operations, shipping books to retail, wholesale and specialty accounts in in the United States, Canada and worldwide for both Simon & Schuster and its current roster of 50 distribution clients.
The expansion was undertaken to accommodate additional distribution client business, and adds 200,000 square feet to the facility’s existing structure. The high bay/high density design of the addition will allow the company to double pallet storage capacity at the facility.
In addition to greater storage & title capacity, the expanded facility will allow for improved flow of incoming and outgoing inventory, resulting in faster turnaround time for customer orders, and a reduction in traffic on streets in the warehouse vicinity.
“This beautiful, state-of-the-art expansion to our Distribution Center facility is the best statement we could possibly make about the overall importance of the distribution client business to Simon & Schuster. We have committed significant resources and capital to this facility in order to grow our family of clients, and are well-positioned to provide the world-class service for which we are known to both our current and future clients.” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster. “We are fortunate to have had a long and fruitful presence here in Delran, and thank the Township of Delran and Burlington County for their assistance and partnership as we enter this exciting new phase in our relationship with the southern New Jersey community.”
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com