CRL Announces September 1 Opening of Branch
Distribution Facility Near Miami
August 28, 2009
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) is opening a brand
new branch distribution facility on September 1. The new high-cube
55,000-square-foot facility is located in Sunrise, Fla., northwest
of Miami and west of Ft. Lauderdale. This new branch will serve
all of South Florida, and will export orders to customers Puerto
Rico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The company's Orlando
branch will continue to serve Central and Northern Florida.
"This move brings our operations closer to our customers in
southern Florida," says Donald E. Friese, CRL's chairperson
and chief executive officer. "The construction of this facility
demonstrates our deep commitment to the Florida market, as well
as to our export customers in the Caribbean and Latin America.
New shipping equipment and computer systems assist in quick UPS
and export delivery to customers. Because it is a high-cube warehouse,
the facility can accommodate a large inventory, providing customers
with ready access to the products and supplies they need. Six days
a week the "will call" department allows customers to
pick up orders onsite. In addition, the facility has a showroom
display area where customers can see many of the company's newest
products, including full size working models of CRL's architectural
hardware products, shower door hardware, railing systems and transaction
"We have enjoyed many years in the Orlando area, and are pleased
to be expanding our capabilities in Florida," Friese adds.
"This area is a major growth market, and is very important
to our own advancement as the leading supplier to the glass industry.
This facility not only raises our level of service to our customers
in that region, but is also a good business decision."
Jack Devine serves as Branch Manager of the new facility, which
is located in the Saw Grass International Corporate Park of Sunrise.
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