Unisource Opens New Facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
April 17, 2012 - Unisource Worldwide said that it has opened a new 118,000 sq. ft. full-service facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
"This new warehouse and office facility positions Unisource Canada to better service our customers' needs in the Alberta market with access to the best products from leading manufacturers," said Dan Barbagallo, President of Unisource Canada.
The new Edmonton facility will replace a smaller 25,000 sq. ft. building that for the past 10 years received most of its inventory from Unisource's 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse based in Calgary.
Unisource said suppliers will now work with Unisource to ship inventory directly to the Edmonton facility — featuring a state-of-the-art warehouse management system (WMS), 22 receiving/shipping doors, and an environmentally-friendly motion-sensitive lighting system.
In addition to the new warehouse, Unisource is investing in its truck fleet, featuring all-new tractor- trailer units. Company drivers will deliver products to customers in the Edmonton and northern Alberta area, including regular service to the growing Fort McMurray region, about 280 miles (450 kilometers) northeast of Edmonton.