Novo Building Products, the Zeeland, Mich.-based millworks producer, recently announced the opening of a new Empire Moulding and Millwork distribution facility in Amherst, N.H., located 60 miles north of Boston. The new, 217,000-square-foot-facility will service 750 independent lumberyards, specialty millwork shops, stair manufacturers, door fabricators, ProDealers and home centers across New England, representatives say.

“This strategic expansion allows Empire to better support and service customers throughout the Northeast with a wide breadth of products,” said Jeff Leys, president and COO of Novo Building Products. “The new Amherst facility is our response to the steady increase in demand from New England customers seeking high-quality interior millwork products supplied on a timely basis.”

The company is touting the facility as a “state-of-the-art distribution center,” employing an auto-stack racking system designed to maximize use of space, operating efficiency, improve employee safety and minimize deadstock from product damage. 

“The new Amherst facility created more than 70 new warehouse and administration jobs,” said Troy Mittler, regional vice president Northeast of Novo Building Products. “The facility also has 16 loading bays plus four drive-through interior loading bays to facilitate the high volume of product that will be processed on a daily basis for our customers.”

The product assortment available from the Amherst location includes a wide variety of high-quality millwork products, the company said, including stair parts, MDF, finger joint, and solid wood moulding. High-quality products from other Novo Regional brands, including L.J. Smith® Stair Systems, Ornamental Decorative Millwork, and Turncraft® Columns, are also stocked at the new facility.