Centralia, Missouri, Hubbell employees will celebrate the 10th anniversary operation of the company’s 381,562 sq ft Distribution Center (DC).
Since 1998, the DC has supplied Hubbell products to utilities and other customers around the globe. Nearly $3,000,000,000 in products has been shipped using an estimated 39,110 outbound trucks to fulfill 1,317,581 customer orders. Employees have worked 2,498 days during the period, totaling 1,283,302 hours.
During hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike earlier this year, the DC was a core contributor to the Hubbell ability to ship almost 2.5 million connectors, fittings and hardware, 195,000 cutouts and fuse links, 78,000 insulators and arresters as well as 10,000 tools and more than 33,000 anchors, fiberglass construction products and overhead switches to the storm-ravaged areas of the country. 153 trucks were used by the DC and other Hubbell plants to get the material to utility customers and distributors.
The DC is noted for its ability to rapidly respond to storm emergencies. Emergency material stocks are regularly monitored at the facility in preparation for potential storm disasters. When storms approach, whether hurricanes, ice storms or tornados, truck carriers are alerted 48 hours prior to projected damage areas and in-transit products are expedited to delivery points before storms hit.
The DC provides a centralized shipping point for most Hubbell Power products.