FWBP Staff, Fort Worth Business Press
It’s been a big week for Klein Tools.
After representing the company at a Made in America showcase at the White House on July 23, the company on Thursday announced plans to expand its Mansfield presence with a state-of-the-art fulfilment distribution center to help accommodate extensive U.S. growth.
The company will relocate operations from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Mansfield, increasing efficiencies in its order fulfillment and distribution management. At the same time, Klein Tools also will add new capabilities to its corporate office in Lincolnshire as the company expands space for the engineering, marketing and quality departments.
With the relocation of Klein Tools’ distribution center, a new, state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot facility will be built near the company’s existing manufacturing facilities to accommodate its growing fulfillment and distribution needs. This new facility, which is planned to open in 2020, will allow Klein Tools to save on costs while streamlining its supply chain processes.
“By continuing to invest in our facilities and teams, Klein Tools can continue to offer the high-quality tools tradespeople rely on every day,” says Tom Klein Sr., chairman of Klein Tools. “Our third Mansfield facility will provide more space to meet the increase in customer orders. This advanced facility will also offer the latest technologies in order to speed up our distribution process while efficiently meeting customer demands.
“Our growth also required us to expand our corporate office and grow our team even more,” Klein adds. “With this growth, Klein Tools will continue to introduce the most innovative tools on the market to meet the demands of today’s hardworking tradespeople.”
Klein Tools plans to maintain its other facilities in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Elk Grove, Illinois; Lincolnshire, Illinois; Bolivar, New York; and Trevose, Pennsylvania.