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August 6, 2018 4:30 PM, EDT
Dayton Parts Opens Las Vegas Distribution Facility

Dayton Parts, which produces truck suspension and undercarriage parts, is opening a 90,000-square-foot distribution center in Las Vegas to support customers in 11 Western states, the Harrisburg, Pa., manufacturer said Aug. 3.

The company said in a statement to Transport Topics that with the facility it will have the ability to reach 95% of its customers within one shipping day by the end of 2018. Customers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming will have their accounts transitioned from their current distribution center to Las Vegas over the next several months.

“We are excited to be opening our new facility in Las Vegas to continue to grow our long and successful relationships with distributors in Western states,” Dayton Parts CEO Paul Anderson said. “This addition to our existing U.S.-based facilities positions us to strengthen our supply chain and support future channel growth by increasing service levels to customers.”

The 95-year-old company said emergency shipments and stock orders will be shipped from the new Las Vegas facility. Orders from the central United States will be routed through the Lewisville, Texas, operation in suburban Dallas. The Harrisburg home office will continue to cover the eastern part of the country. In Canada, the Edmonton, Alberta, facility will serve the western part of the country, and the Mississauga, Ontario, site will accommodate the eastern part.