KOHLER, WI — Kohler Co., the Kohler WI-based manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing and related products, has opened a warehouse in Huntsville, AL, to support growing customer demand for its high-volume Sterling Vikrell bath and shower fixtures, the company announced.
The 546,000-sq.-ft. facility, opened in May, is located near Kohler’s existing manufacturing plant, which produces Sterling Vikrell products, which are marketed and sold to home builders, home improvement retailers, multi-family developers, plumbers and remodelers.
“In the past, our business has been constrained by a lack of warehouse storage, which challenged us in providing the level of consistent quick delivery our customers expect,” said Norb Schmidt, senior v.p./kitchen & bath operations. “The new warehouse and enhanced stocking strategy will greatly reduce lead times and improve delivery efficiency.”
The Huntsville warehouse opening comes on the heels of Kohler announcing in February the construction of a second Vikrell production facility and distribution center in Casa Grande, AZ, set to be operational by August 2023 to support the company’s growing customer base in the western U.S., officials said.