New facility in Pennsylvania expected to open in April.

Portland, Ore. - Johnstone Supply Inc. is erecting a distribution center in Breinigsville, Pa.

The new facility is expected to open in April. The 100,000-square-foot facility will be the first in the Northeast for Johnstone Supply, joining its existing major distribution centers in Memphis, Tenn., and Portland, Ore. Sixty-eight Johnstone Supply stores will benefit from the new facility, which will offer next-day delivery and the opportunity to stock a customized line of products reflecting the needs of regional and local HVACR contractors, according to the wholesaler.

"The launch of this new strategic initiative is a major step forward for Johnstone," said Johnstone Supply President Gary Daniels. "We're continuing to see sales figures that far exceed industry averages, and building a more regionally based national distribution network is going to support and accelerate that growth."