PORTLAND, TN - Hickory Hardware announced that it will centralize several of its functional operations into a new facility in Nashville, TN. The move comes as part of an overall investment in operational efficiencies. In addition to housing its corporate offices, the new facility will include a 300,000-sq-ft distribution center. The new distribution center is designed to take advantage of Nashville as a central location for the company's North American supply chain. John Westendorf, president of Hickory Hardware, said the move and resulting efficiencies will enable the company to reduce costs and avoid having to pass a major portion of its commodity cost increases to its customer base.
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