Johnstone Supply has opened a distribution center in Lancaster, Texas, to serve customers in the Southwest.

The company says the new 156,000-square-foot modern facility, which is expected to bring 36 full-time positions to the local area, is the fifth addition to Johnstone’s network of distribution centers.

“The new (distribution center) will further improve delivery speed and order fulfillment to the Texas market and the southern plains,” said Johnstone CEO DeWight Wallace. “It was strategically planned to support growth in the Southwest region, and will reinforce our industry-leading distribution network which ensures customer service and delivery times are at the highest level in HVACR.”

The new Texas distribution center includes a 7,500-square-foot office space, a hazardous materials room and several loading docks.