Friday, August 6, 2010

Meyer Corp. plans grand opening tour

Meyer Corp. plans grand opening tour

By Sarah de Crescenzo | Daily Republic | August 03, 2010 16:43

FAIRFIELD - A celebration is scheduled Aug. 19 to mark the official opening of the new Meyer Corporation storage center in southern Fairfield.

The 165,000-square-foot warehouse along Highway 12 is one of the larger automated storage and retrieval systems in California.

'The new AS/RS building will allow us to double the speed and volume of our product shipping capabilities to retail customers,' Vice President of Marketing Suzanne Murphy wrote in an e-mail. 'Additionally, the new building allows us to store all of our brands under one location, versus six warehouses, and this greatly enhances our efficiencies.'

The 11-story building sits on a 59-acre campus.

A tour of the facility, with a description of how the automatic system functions, will take place during the opening event, Murphy said.

Meyer will be able to house 66,000 pallets of kitchen products in the environmentally friendly building.

Speaking at the opening will be Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, Meyer CEO Stanley Cheng and President Nobo Morita of Daifuku, the company that installed and engineered the warehouse's automated system.

The grand opening begins at 11:15 a.m. at 2001 Meyer Lane. It is a private event, by invitation only, and is not open to the public. For more information, call 551-2800.