Additional Space Anticipates Growth in Distribution Client Business and Supplements Existing Facility in Riverside, New Jersey
NEW YORK and MILAN, TENNESSEE, October 4—Simon & Schuster announced today that, as part of its fast-growing distribution client business, it will open a new warehouse facility in Milan, Tennessee. The formal opening of the 300,000 square-foot facility will be on January 2, 2019.
The move for additional warehousing capacity comes just two years after the successful 2016 expansion of Simon & Schuster’s Riverside Distribution Facility in Delran, New Jersey.
Opening the new facility is a further reflection of the company’s strategic commitment to growth through distribution and its confidence in providing world-class distribution services to an ever-expanding list of well-known independent publishing companies.
As part of the expansion, Chris Wagner has joined Simon & Schuster as Vice President, General Manager Warehouse Operations, reporting to Dave Schaeffer, Vice President, Distribution and Fulfillment. Wagner was formerly Vice President of Distribution and General Manager of Operations at the Perseus distribution facilities in Jackson, Tennessee.
“By opening this new facility we are embarking on an important new era in Simon & Schuster’s distribution business, building upon our well-known commitment to distribution and the important role it plays in Simon & Schuster’s overall business,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster.
“Opening the Milan facility aligns perfectly with our ambitious goals for growth in distribution,” added Michael Perlman, Vice President, General Manager of Simon & Schuster Publisher Services. “Milan provides a central geographic location and a workforce already experienced in book distribution that will allow us to deliver our first-rate services to an even larger family of distribution clients, and our customers, all within the existing Simon & Schuster sales and operations infrastructure. It is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to significant growth in this new facility.”
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Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Touchstone, Adams Media, Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. Simon & Schuster proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
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