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Polaris opens new DC in Nevada

Western DC will serve multiple brands


August 29, 2019
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The 475,000 square-foot Fernley Distribution Centre will support Polaris’s Aftermarket and PG&A brands. (Photo: Polaris Inc.)

MINNEAPOLIS – Polaris Inc. has opened its first multi-brand distribution centre in Fernley, Nevada. The 475,000 square-foot facility will support Polaris’ growing aftermarket, parts, garments, and accessories (Aftermarket, PG&A) businesses with additional capacity.

Early operations and initial shipments began last month at the facility located 50 km east of Reno.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Fernley and greater Nevada communities. The addition of a western region distribution centre to support our growing portfolio of brands and customers is an important strategic investment for the company,” said Steve Eastman, president of Aftermarket, PG&A at Polaris.

“From initial concept through construction, this state-of-the-art facility has been designed to elevate service to our customers while leveraging innovative technology and impressive local talent to efficiently support an expansive range of products and brands.”

As Polaris’ first multi-brand distribution centre, the Fernley facility will serve Polaris, Transamerican Auto Parts and Kolpin customers. Similar to other Polaris DCs, the facility’s automated footprint provides flexible operations.

Construction was completed within 12 months and was performed by Ryan Companies US Inc. The new DC currently employees 50 employees with plans to employ up to 100 at full capacity.