Hunter Expands Supply Capabilities in Missouri, Mississippi

Hunter Expands Supply Capabilities in Missouri, Mississippi

Hunter Engineering made changes to its St. Louis HQ and distribution center in Mississippi to keep products moving.

Hunter Engineering announced that over the past 12 months it has made a number of significant changes at its St. Louis headquarters and production plants in Mississippi to ease supply strains and keep products moving.

Last year, the company opened a new distribution center in Madison, MS, between its plants in Durant and Raymond, MS. The 106,000 sq.-ft., 37-bay facility was designed to open more production room at the existing plants, while also dramatically speeding up shipping times, according to Hunter.

Finished products are now stocked and consolidated in Madison before delivery to customers in an efficient, single shipment. The new center soon set a new company record by shipping more than 30 racks in a single day.

Earlier this year, Hunter says it restructured its St. Louis service center to streamline procedures and make the most efficient use of space. 

Employing a new automated pack-out line, the packing team completely rearranged operations for an improved flow. The receiving team was able to process critical inbound parts two days faster, sending them into the field sooner and with less effort.

Additionally, moving teams to other parts of the building allowed for the removal of walls, creating more space for warehousing and other uses, Hunter Engineering says.

Other improvements to ensure consistent service have been taking place throughout the company, adds Hunter.

“Hunter has always prided itself on not only producing innovative equipment but making sure it’s always kept in constant use by our customers,” said Mike Redfearn, Hunter vice president, manufacturing. “We’re very proud that we’ve been able to maintain our usual standard of performance despite numerous supply chain obstacles.”

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