A lot happens in 230,000 square feet of pharmaceutical logistics capacity, like new roofs, new equipment, new people and new clients. Read here about some of the developments occurring at the seven WDSrx facilities in Ohio, Texas, Florida and New Jersey
Boca Raton, FL: Headquarters
There’s been some banging coming from above to go along with the hum of activity at WDSrx headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Spring cleaning this year included replacing the roof in a portion of the 72,000 square foot warehouse. Crews have been carefully removing and replacing roof panels. Occasionally, a worker can be seen peering over the roof of the building at employees in the parking lot. Based on the noise level, they are working hard all day. Inventory and warehouse technicians remain safe during the project and extra steps were taken to mitigate dust and other potential airborne contaminants. Weather permitting the job should be completed in April.
The Production Department under the supervision of Edwin Suarez has seen tremendous growth this year. Additional resources have been added as the production team expands capabilities to satisfy client requirements.
In another positive development, a few outstanding temporary employees were promoted to full-time members of the WDSrx team. Part-time temporary employees that start work with us have the opportunity to share in our growth by distinguishing themselves with a positive attitude, strong work ethic and passion to succeed.
Pompano Beach, FL
Like other WDSrx facilities around the country, our Pompano Beach warehouses are introducing new services to support client businesses. A refrigeration unit with capacity of 240 pallet positions is operating and awaits final authorization from the City of Pompano Beach to be brought fully online for cold chain logistics.
A generator unit to power the entire facility was recently installed to upgrade our disaster recovery capabilities. When conventional power sources are unavailable, the unit is designed to provide electricity for seven days of full warehouse operations. This infrastructure improvement demonstrates our commitment to safeguarding the pharmaceutical supply chain.
The expansion of business at our Pompano Beach locations resulted in breaking through an interior wall at 750 NW 33rd Street, enlarging capacity to a total of 63,000 square feet to manage current clients more efficiently and accommodate new business opportunities.
Boca Raton, FL – 6500 Park of Commerce
Capabilities continue to expand at our satellite facility in Boca Raton, Florida. Logistics Manager Carlos Motin with Singh (see Advance 3Q2019) are increasing inventory from new and existing clients. The configuration of the warehouse was changed for better efficiency. Offices were moved from the back of the facility to the front providing extra space for more workstations. The improved floor plan allowed for the addition of pick, pack and ship services for a client expanding their distribution channels. And a separate team at the facility support the growing ecommerce fulfillment business for another client.
Business continues to expand at our Lockbourne, Ohio facility under the supervision of Logistics Manager Kevin Reynolds and his team. A new Account Coordinator supports business needs of clients with inventory at the facility. This relationship keeps our clients close to their inventory and enables faster and more effective response.
New full-time employees were promoted from part-time positions to meet demand for additional business from clients.
Sugar Land, TX
Everything is bigger in Texas, including business at our facility in Sugar Land. Logistics Manager Robert Betts along with Cody Van Gossen are overseeing increased volume from current and new clients. The Controlled Substances cage (Schedules CIII-CV) was expanded and additional personnel and resources were devoted to our Texas operations. The expanded business activity generates heavier LTL shipment activity. To maintain a high level of client satisfaction, Belen Martinez was promoted from Warehouse Technician to Account Coordinator at the facility. Congratulations Belen!
The temperature is warming up outside our Dayton, NJ facility but things are cooling down inside with the addition of a refrigeration unit to be installed and operating in a few months. Design is complete and construction of the 12 pallet capacity 2-8 degree Celsius unit is scheduled to begin next month. This new capability enables WDSrx to offer cold chain services to manufacturers in the country’s largest pharmaceutical hub.
The increase in cold chain services marks an increase in business at our New Jersey facility from new clients and also from an existing client increasing their total inventory and splitting it between multiple WDSrx facilities in Florida and New Jersey to reduce transportation charges.