Berkshire eSupply will build a new $45 million fullfilment center and office facility in Novi, Michigan.
The construction comes at one of Berkshire Hathaway’s newest companies.
In the summer of 2017, Berkshire Hathaway acquired Warren, Michigan-based MRO distributor Production Tool Supply, and created a new wholesale division, Berkshire eSupply.
At the time, the company was ranked 34th on Industrial Distribution’s 2017 Big 50 List.
With more than 1,000 suppliers, the company has more than 1 million industrial/MROP products available online, dispersed from three strategically located distribution centers in Detroit, Los Angeles and Houston.
The 57 acres of currently vacant property will be converted into a 193,230-square-foot warehouse with mezzanines and an 18,380-square-foot office building, along with 359 parking spaces.
The two-level fulfillment center will have 17,000 square feet of office space, 136,000 square feet of warehouse space, 13,650 square feet will be for a distribution center, and shipping/receiving will occupy 21,000 square feet.
The new facility will create as many as 240 new jobs.
© 2018 David Mazor
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