Stag-Parkway Bolsters Northwest Presence
Atlanta-based distributor Stag-Parkway Inc. has moved its Oregon warehouse to a new location in Portland and will begin servicing its customers from that facility in June.
“The demand for a broader range of products from a growing customer base facilitated the need for a move,” said President and CEO Martin Street in a press release. “We found our old facility created some limitations in our ability to grow in the Northwest. Being able to double our capacity in Portland with our new building means we can provide next day service on several thousand new items.”
Stag said the new facility is benefiting from a new racking and inventory strategy that will improve operational efficiency and customer service.
“We are taking an aggressive stocking position in Portland to improve our current industry leading fill rate,” said Tom Seath, senior vice president of operations. “We looked at our entire network and decided to stock all the items that account for 98.5% of our unit volume in Portland. What that means for our customers is that they can expect more of their total unit volume in purchases being filled from one distribution center.”
He added, “This approach is being mirrored at our other warehouses nationwide to put more of the high velocity items closer to our customers.”
Stag said that the move included adding a new sales consultant, Mike Cline, to work the territory.
Cline’s territory covers eastern Washington and Oregon, plus western Idaho. He has 25 years of RV experience, which includes positions as an RV service adviser, parts counter man, RV parts and service manager, and wholesale distributor outside sales representative.
Cline joins long-time northwest sales consultants Curtis Ashby and Ian Garner. Ashby joined Stag-Parkway in 2003. His ability to service his territory earned him STAG’S prestigious “Peak Performer” award, as well as “Outside Sales Consultant of the Year” award. His territory includes western Washington and the state of Alaska.
Garner came to Stag-Parkway as an outside sales consultant in 2005 and has been providing service to his customers in the northwest for the past six years. He is a two-time recipient of the “Peak Performer” award, with his most recent award coming in 2010. His territory includes western and central Oregon.