CLEARFIELD, UTAH (BRAIN)—QBP will jumpstart its western operations next month by setting up temporary operations at a warehouse in Clearfield, Utah.
Beginning the second week of January, seven to 10 QBP employees will relocate to Utah to prepare a 70,000-square-foot distribution center leased by QBP. That group will be charged with lining up equipment, developing the processes and procedures to run the warehouse, creating a hiring plan and hiring and training about 40 new employees.
The warehouse is scheduled to begin operations next spring, and will serve QBP's west coast dealers until a permanent facility is built about 10 miles away in Ogden.
The temporary location will be dealing with a smaller number of SKUs than Ogden, and the first products to be in stock in Clearfield will be large, bulky items that are costly to ship, said QBP's Chris Duerkop.
QBP has selected a site for its new 80,000-square-foot, LEED-certified Ogden facility, which is scheduled to open next November. The Minnesota distributor will hire additional staff at that time.
From Utah, QBP can provide ground shipping to most of the western region in two days or less.