St. Louis named 2014 Distribution Center of the Year!

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

St. Louis Distribution Center named 2014 SPR Distribution Center of the Year

S.P. Richards Company presented its St. Louis, Missouri location the 2014 Distribution Center of the Year award at the company’s recent National Sales and Operations Meeting. This honor is awarded each year to the S.P. Richards distribution center that achieves the highest combined results in a number of key performance measurements including service levels, order and inventory accuracy, inventory turn, sales and employee productivity.

St. Louis General Manager Mike Hamblin accepted the award on behalf of the employees of the Distribution Center. He commented on the honor, “The Distribution Center of The Year award is S.P. Richards Company’s highest honor.

Our St. Louis team strives to give our customers the best service possible every day and this award recognizes their hard work and dedication.”

Rick Toppin, S.P. Richards Company President and COO added, “We couldn’t be more proud of our St. Louis Distribution Center team.  Under Mike’s guidance, St. Louis delivered outstanding results in every key performance indicator. We appreciate their dedication to providing exemplary support for our customers year after year.  We thank all of the employees at the St. Louis Distribution Center for their efforts and congratulate them on earning this award.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, safety and security items, cleaning products, breakroom and food service supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several proprietary lines under the brand names of Lorell®, Integra, Sparco, Genuine Joe®, Nature Saver®, Compucessory®, Elite Image® and Business Source®. The company operates 44 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia.

The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.   Genuine Parts Company had 2014 revenues of $15.3 billion.