BWI Consolidating Production in Pennsylvania Facility

February 1, 2008

Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. is shifting production from its Virginia facility to its main production operation in Mechanicsburg, Penn. The move is designed to enable the door and millwork distributor to take full advantage of its resources.

“Our Pennsylvania facility has always been a source of pride for BWI. It’s a mature facility that consistently meets the highest industry standards,” says Jack Cortese, president of the Bridgewater, N.J.-based company. Noting that the company recently completed a full operational analysis, he adds, “We’d be remiss not to take full advantage of the state-of-the-art technologies we have in place there.”

Production is being discontinued at its Richmond, Va. facility, but that operation remains open, with no effect seen on customer service or delivery schedules in the Virginia and North Carolina service areas. “All shipping and loading will continue to be handled from the Richmond facility,” adds Cortese. “Only production will be reassigned to Pennsylvania.”

BWI’s main product lines are Masonite interior and exterior door units; Woodgrain door products Tru-Stile MDF and wood doors; and Lemieux fir, primed, and hardwood doors. It also carries Dixie Pacific columns and railings, Fypon urethane millwork and LJ Smith stair parts.

The company expanded last year, with the addition of facilities in Massachusetts and North Carolina. It now maintains six locations , with over 400 employees.