B.A.G. Corp. is pleased to announce the opening of their new warehouse in Seattle, WA.
BulkBagBuzz.com sat down with Operations Manager for B.A.G. Corp., Dyrle Whipple, to discuss this new venture.
BulkBagBuzz.com: What motivated B.A.G. Corp. to open a warehousing facility in the Northwest?
Dyrle: It just made sense logistically and economically. When our overseas manufacturing facilities ship a container of FIBCs (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers) to our Texas location, it either arrives in Houston and we put it on a truck or the container hits port in Los Angeles and it comes to our Texas warehouse by rail. Either way, we are spending precious time and money to ship product right past our customers in the West.
The new warehouse is strategically located between Seattle and Tacoma allowing us to utilize either port to receive incoming containers of bulk bags. Such a key location grants us quick and easy access to several interstates, including the North/South I-5 Corridor and Interstate 90 running East/West.
BulkBagBuzz.com: What changes will the customers notice?
Dyrle: The majority of customers in the United States and Eastern Canada will not notice a thing. They can expect the same superior level of service from our current facilities in Texas and Pennsylvania.
Our customers in Western Canada, the Northwest and Western United States, that will be serviced by the new warehouse, will notice decreased lead-times and lower shipping costs. Now that the containers will arrive in Seattle, we have lower turn-around times on getting the bulk bags in the container packaged and ready to ship to our customers; and the strategic location of the new warehouse provides shorter shipping routes, which eliminates the cost of transporting our bags halfway across the country.
BulkBagBuzz.com: What inventory items will B.A.G. Corp. keep at this new facility?
Dyrle: Since it is a storage and staging facility, there is no limit to the variety of inventory items we can have ready to distribute. All of our Super Sack® containers including U-panel bags, tubular bags, four-panel bags and the popular Builder’s Bag, will be ready to ship from the Seattle location. Customers in the Seattle warehouse territory that require custom designed bags will receive their shipments out of that facility, lowering their freight cost.
This warehouse also allows us to provide stocking programs for our customers in the region. Stocking programs allow you to keep an allotment of a specific type of bag without taking delivery. We hold the bags under your name in our warehouse until you tell us you need them.
Dyrle: Right now! We already have Super Sack® containers in inventory at the Seattle warehouse and are poised to meet your bulk packaging needs anywhere, anytime. All you need to do is call us at 800-331-9200 or order online at BagCorpStore.com to start reaping the benefits of this new acquisition to the B.A.G. Corp. family.