Meridian Starts MasterBrand Cabinet Delivery to Menards
MasterBrand Cabinet, Inc. recently awarded Meridian a transportation contract to deliver kitchen cabinets to Menards Home Improvement Centers around Chicago, IL. The start-up engagement is to deliver 1-2 truckloads of MasterBrand products to Menards stores at various locations throughout the greater metropolitan area. MasterBrand has been a long term, value added customer of Meridian and the additions of the Menards delivery represents increased business for Meridian. The volume is expected to grow as the specialized delivery evolves.
The initial MasterBrand/Menards order represents 1 to 2 truckloads of cabinets per day preloaded onto pallets shipped to Meridian distribution centers. Meridian subsequently provides the final delivery to Menard stores. If the trial is successful, the delivery contract can subsequently evolve into a logistical solution to all 228 stores operating in 14 states throughout the United States. Meridian has been a long time provider to MasterBrand and services the manufacturer’s logistical needs with various custom final-mile delivery programs in other markets. Normally, MasterBrand ships its products based upon the number of cabinets. The Menards program is based upon preloaded pallets and Meridian had to be adaptive in its monitoring and controlling processes to facilitate deliveries to the store locations.