HammerHead Opens Florida CIPP Order Fulfillment Center
A new HammerHead Trenchless Order Fulfillment Center (OFC) located in West Melbourne, Florida, is now fully operational. Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) installers throughout the Southeast United States are receiving their orders for consumables faster.
The West Melbourne OFC is made possible through a partnership with Florida Warehousing and Storage, a leading third-party logistics company in Florida’s East Coast region. Florida Warehousing and Storage offers multiple logistics services and warehouse solutions with over 75,000 square feet of storage space it owns and operates.
An earlier OFC established in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, in mid-2022 serves customers from Ohio to Massachusetts and south to North Carolina. For those who prefer to collect their orders directly from the OFC facility, both OFCs also offer prescheduled pickup.
Paul Waskow, HammerHead Inventory Control Manager, said the OFC concept ensures reliable, quick delivery of consumables by shortening shipping routes. Shorter routes not only reduce time in route but also a shipment’s exposure to the potential for mid-route delays that can impact delivery time, such as weather.
Martin Short, HammerHead East U.S. Sales Manager, said giving CIPP installers close access to HammerHead consumable solutions can make a huge difference. One is the ability to confidently take on spur-of-the-moment jobs as they come up. “Many CIPP installers just don’t have the ability to keep sufficiently large supplies of product on hand,” Short said. “The OFC means they don’t have to.”
HammerHead customers served by the new West Melbourne OFC will not notice any change in their ordering experience. “The only difference,” Short said, “is in more reliable availability and quick delivery times, knowing they’ll have what they need when they need it.”
The West Melbourne location began operations in November 2022, starting with trial runs and increasing the size of loads. Short said the OFC is now fully operational and capable of meeting anticipated increases in product demand and accommodating Hammerhead Trenchless installers overall.