During the first week of April, American Western Distribution completed the installation of a new 2 story Senior Living & Memory Care Center located in Gilbert, AZ for one of our design customers. This was the first of 2 buildings on the property. The facility will open upon completion of both buildings. Construction of the second 2 two story building is just being completed and is scheduled for installation by American Western Distribution during the later part of June.
The local design company in charge of the project placed their orders many months ago for the furniture, accessories and art for this project. The inventory has been arriving at our docks over the last several months. American Western Distribution received the items into our Phoenix Warehousing & Distribution center and entered everything into our 24/7 web based inventory control system for use by the design team. The inventory was stored in our warehousing facility until the project dates arrived. Several days prior to the installation we stage the inventory for pre-assembly and loading of the furniture in our climate controlled warehouse. Once all the warehousing preparation was complete and the inventory ready to go we loaded two – 53 foot tractor trailers plus one 26 foot straight bobtail truck full with the inventory, tools, equipment & wall and floor coverings needed to professionally complete the project.
Our crews arrived to the Senior Living and Memory Care Center at 7:00 AM and were on their way back to the warehouse by 4:00 PM, all 3 trucks completely unloaded with the job 100% complete! We are happy to say the installation process was completed a full day ahead of schedule and the design team was extremely happy with the entire process. Finishing ahead of schedule saves our happy customer both time and money!
A good portion of the inventory for the second building has already been received into our warehouse and more is arriving daily. We look forward to the June installation and completion of the total project that has been in the works for year!