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Shorr Packaging Relocates to Larger Quarters in Des Moines, Iowa

One of the nation's oldest and largest independent distributors of packaging materials and equipment, Shorr Packaging Corp. expanded to a new warehouse and operations center in Des Moines, Iowa.

The 71% growth in space to 162,500 square feet allows Shorr to keep all inventory supply within a single building; pushing productivity to a new height, keeping the base cost low, benefiting both customers and employee-owners. Company officials added the new development will help accommodate the growing demands within the Midwestern states of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas.

"We are excited to announce the move into our new distribution center, strategically located to allow for an economical supply chain," says Phil McKee, Shorr Packaging, Des Moines Division Manager. "Getting all three warehouses back under one roof will allow for maximum efficiencies so we can provide more value to our customers."

"Our goal is to continue delivering world-class products, equipment and service to all of our customers," said Jeff Barnwell, Shorr Packaging, Des Moines Distribution Center Manager. "We look forward to providing on-going support, while planning and preparing for the additional growth our business may need in all of the markets we serve."

According to company officials, this division of Shorr had been operating out of their previous location for over 20 years, with expansions at offsite locations around the area. The new location at 4900 NE 29th Street is only 7 miles from the heart of Des Moines and less than 5 miles from the previous location. As an added convenience, the building is closer to the I-80 / I-35 intersection, providing easy National access from San Francisco to New Jersey and Texas to Minnesota, officials explained.

"This new facility will give us the continued capability to provide superb service that is second to none," said Ethan Sus, Shorr Packaging, Des Moines Sales Manager. "Operational excellence is key in our business, and investments like these ensure that we can stay focused on what's important – our customers."

Customers will be able to test automated packaging equipment in the new, state-of-the-art demo room; which includes a variety of 3M case sealers, Lantech stretch wrappers, Signode strapping machines, Wexxar/BEL case formers and Eastey shrink tunnels and sealers.

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