Blaine Brothers Opens New DC In Minnesota

Blaine Brothers Opens New DC In Minnesota

The 25,000-plus-square-foot facility in St. Paul is centrally located between all nine of Blaine Brothers’ facilities.

Blaine Brothers Family of Companies has opened a new part-distribution center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

The 25,000-plus-square-foot facility is centrally located between all nine of Blaine Brothers’ facilities, the company noted. The facility at 754 Vandalia St. is between Minneapolis and St. Paul off Interstate 94 and Highway 280. 

The new expanded space, designed for high efficiencies, is fully equipped to stock a wider range of fast-moving parts while increasing the breadth of inventory, which will result in faster service and delivery for all customers. The facility will serve as an additional will-call location and have daily deliveries to all facilities. 

“The new PDC will help us up the game in terms of having the parts our customers need,” said Tim Grabow, VP. “We can optimize inventory across our network of locations, so parts are where they are needed, increasing our speed to getting them in our customers hands and keeping trucks on the road.”

Blaine Brothers is a second-generation family-owned business established in 1979. The company includes four separate business entities (Blaine Brothers, North American Trailer, TruckAline and Hydraulic Specialty) that together offer nearly every product and service requested in commercial transportation, according to the company.

The family of companies employs more than 380 people. 

“Today’s environment has created many challenges with parts procurement,” said Dean Dally, CEO. “The opening of our PDC will allow us to have the correct inventory and needed parts our customers look for daily. This will allow us to carry the depth of inventory on key parts so no matter what is going on in the supply chain, we can ensure that we have parts available for our customers.”

“The new PDC is a demonstration of our commitment to doing everything we can to provide exceptional service to our customers,” added Phil Howard, director of Parts. 

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