TSC Apparel, a wholesale apparel distributor, looks to expand its footprint by moving into a larger distribution center in Moreno Valley, California.
The Cincinnati-headquartered apparel company relocates its Fullerton, California, location to a 125,000-square-foot distribution center in Moreno Valley. The facility will be the largest and only Southern California local distributor for the company. TSC expects the center to open by the end of February 2021.
The Moreno Valley location allows for a broader SKU offering and a deeper inventory position while expanding regional service capabilities. Moreno Valley helps TSC maintain same-day and will-call service to existing customers while broadening coverage in California and the Southwest region.
“Our priority is to fulfill the needs of our customers, and it was important to us to stay in the Southern California region,” notes CEO Dave Klotter. “Our new state-of-the-art facility will initially provide 25-plus percent more inventory to meet our customer’s growing demands.”
The facility features a large showroom and an enhanced will-call experience. TSC is also taking measures to decrease packing materials, energy waste and provide an eco-friendly center to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment.
“From the showroom to the pick-up counter, our goal is for our customers to have a great experience from the time they arrive at the building until the moment they leave,” adds Dan Kessler, vice president of operations for TSC Apparel. “Moving to a new facility will allow us to expand our brand selection and stock deeper inventory, putting us in a better position to get our customers the product they want.”
The new facility is the latest development in an expansion effort, which began in 2017 with a 100,000-square-foot distribution center in Houston and a 135,000-square-foot facility in Philadelphia. In 2018, TSC added a 200,000-square-foot distribution center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Klotter concludes, “It’s our relationships with community businesses that have been our foundation since day one.”