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Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.® Combines Consolidation with Growth


Branchburg, NJ – Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.® (BWI®), the leading East Coast distributor of fine millwork and doors to independent retailers, began 2008 by fine tuning its operations. According to BWI president, Jack Cortese, a careful operational analysis made clear the advantages of utilizing the company’s principal production facility in Pennsylvania more extensively.

“Our Pennsylvania facility has always been a source of pride for BWI,” said Cortese. “It’s a mature facility that consistently meets the highest industry standards. We’d be remiss not to take full advantage of the state-of-the-art technologies we have in place there.”

According to Cortese, the economies of scale that will result from increasing the production output of its Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania plant will enable BWI to discontinue production at its Richmond, Virginia facility with no effect on customer service or delivery schedules in the Virginia and North Carolina service areas. “All shipping and loading will continue to be handled from the Richmond facility,” explained Cortese. “Only production will be reassigned to Pennsylvania.”

Cortese emphasized that BWI feels very much a part of the community in Virginia. “Richmond has become an important distribution center and we value our employees in Virginia who will continue on with us.” By eliminating manufacturing redundancies and consolidating more of our production in Pennsylvania, our goal is to hold the line on pricing while the industry regains its momentum, both in this region and up and down the East Coast.”

With over 400 employees, six locations, and one of the largest fleets in the industry, BWI has established itself as the premier provider of fine millwork and door products for independent retailers from Maine to North Carolina. The company has regularly been acknowledged for its consistent quality, exceptional customer service, and highly professional staff.

For more information about products and services from BWI®, please contact:

Jack Cortese
Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.®
210 Industrial Parkway
Branchburg, NJ 08876
T: 1.800.242.7207


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