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Van Meter to Expand Cedar Rapids Distribution Space

Electrical distributor Van Meter adds to its central distribution center to support demand for services and specialized inventory.

Electrical distributor Van Meter Inc. will expand its presence in Cedar Rapids, IA with a 60,000-square-foot building to support increased customer demand for value-added services and specialized inventory.

The expansion allows Van Meter to further invest in on-hand inventory and offer its customers services such as order staging, material kitting, customized wire solutions and enclosure modification.

“A tight labor market has customers looking to us for much more than products,” Van Meter Chief Operating Officer Nate Jensema said in a May 1 news release. “More than parts, we want to be a distribution partner that can adapt and grow with them.”

The new facility sits adjacent to Van Meter’s central distribution center. It expands Van Meter’s total warehouse space in Cedar Rapids to approximately 350,000 sq. ft. with room for continued growth in business.

“We’ve grown significantly in recent years and we’re prepared to continue growing across our territory and keep evolving how we serve our customers,” Jensema said.

In addition to its Cedar Rapids headquarters, employee-owned Van Meter — ranked No. 14 on MDM’s 2023 Top Electrical, Data & Security Distributors List — has 24 other locations in seven states across the Midwest. Van Meter has more than 850 employees.

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