Simon & Schuster announced today that it would expand its Riverside Distribution Center in Delran, New Jersey. The facility operates as the publishing company’s primary warehouse, distribution and customer service center for its North American operations, shipping books to retail, wholesale and specialty accounts for both Simon & Schuster and its large roster of distribution clients.
Construction will commence this month, with expected completion by year-end 2015. When finished, the expansion will add 200,000 square feet to the facility’s existing structure, and the high bay/high density design of the addition will allow the company to double pallet storage capacity of the facility.
In addition to greater storage & title capacity, the expanded facility and state of the art equipment will contribute to 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.
“Distribution clients have always been a major component of our business strategy, and with this expansion of our Riverside facility we are committing significant resources to growing our family of clients, and to maintaining best-in-class service for our existing clients,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster. “We have had a long and happy residency in Delran, and are pleased to have worked in conjunction with the Town of Delran and Burlington County to launch this exciting new phase in our relationship with the southern New Jersey community.”
Simon & Schuster will hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new extension on Wednesday, July 22.
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