NorthCape International opens larger Los Angeles facility
Kara Cox -- Casual Living, October 11, 2012
BEDFORD PARK, Ill. - NorthCape International has opened an expanded distribution and production facility in Los Angeles, Calif.
The new class A industrial building is 120% larger than its previous West Coast facility and will be used to distribute the full line of warehouse collections offered from NorthCape. The building will also house an updated showroom for retailers and dealers to view NorthCape collections.
On the manufacturing front, this facility will allow the company to double its production staff and cushion manufacturing capacity on the West Coast. The U.S.-based manufacturing of cushions has been and will continue to be an area of significant growth for the company.
"The growth of our business in the western region of the United States made it necessary to expand our capabilities," said Tom Murray, president of NorthCape International. "We're excited about this new facility, which will more than double our delivery system capacity in the region."
Murray said the new facility will also help streamline North American logistics, which will improve shipping times for the Bedford Park, Ill.-based manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, high-value outdoor woven furniture and accessories.
NorthCape currently has five North American distribution centers in Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, California and Ontario. These multiple delivery points help keep both freight rates and shipping times down for dealers. For high-volume dealers, NorthCape offers a direct import and quick ship program that allows customers to receive merchandise quickly in season as well as have the ability to customize orders with items not available in the domestic warehouse program.
David Leibick, general manager