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Benjamin Moore & Co. Opens New Distribution Center in Oakland, California


March 16, 2015
By Business Wire News

MONTVALE, N.J.

Benjamin Moore & Co., North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand, today opened a new distribution center in Oakland, California to support demand of its growing West Coast business. The Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center will support distribution of an expanded line of Benjamin Moore & Co. products and serve as the key hub for the company’s growing network of Asia Pacific retailers and distributors.

“The opening of the new Oakland distribution center is a milestone for our domestic and international growth strategy,” said Mike Searles, President and CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. “Benjamin Moore is committed to providing business solutions to support the independent retail channel.”

Benjamin Moore will occupy 142,000 square feet of the newly constructed Goodman Logistics Center, the largest freestanding industrial facility built in the Greater Oakland area in the past two decades. The facility is leased to Benjamin Moore & Co. by Goodman Birtcher North America on behalf of the owner, Goodman North American Partnership, and is the first-ever Silver LEED certified site for Benjamin Moore & Co.

The property is situated within the Port of Oakland’s “Oakland Airport Business Park,” a business-friendly enterprise and eco-conscious industrial zone, located just east of the San Francisco central business district.

Benjamin Moore & Co. also has plans to expand distribution operations later this year in Landover, Maryland.

About Benjamin Moore & Co.

Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883. One of North America’s leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and continues to develop the most eco-responsible formulations possible. In 2012, the company’s Natura® paint received the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, acknowledging its high degree of sustainability plus rigorously tested performance. Other superior products in the Benjamin Moore Green Promise® portfolio include Aura®, Regal® Select, ben® and Ultra Spec® 500 paint for commercial interiors – all built upon our patented Gennex® platform that has changed the industry and earned the passion and loyalty of homeowners and professional painters by delivering extremely low-VOC and peerless beauty and performance. J.D. Power and Associates 2014 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study ranked Benjamin Moore highest in consumer satisfaction, marking the fourth consecutive year and fifth time the company has earned this rating. Benjamin Moore paints deliver authentic Benjamin Moore colors and are available exclusively from Benjamin Moore’s more than 5,000 paint and decorating dealers.

Benjamin Moore
Kelly Sinatra, 201-949-6290
kelly.sinatra@benjaminmoore.com