New truck fleet planned to service growing market.

Unisource Worldwide, Inc. (www.unisourceworldwide.com), a global provider of customer solutions, including engineered design capabilities, eBusiness technologies, logistics expertise, paper brokerage services, and environmentally-responsible options, announces the opening of a new 118,000 sq. ft. full-service facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company also markets a full line of commercial printing and business imaging papers, wide-format equipment and media, packaging materials and systems, and facility supplies and equipment.

“This new warehouse and office facility positions Unisource Canada to better service our customers’ needs in the Alberta market with access to the best products from leading manufacturers,” says Dan Barbagallo, President of Unisource Canada.

Located at 11704 – 186 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5S 0C4, this new facility is an example of Unisource Worldwide’s continued investment in its businesses, particularly the growth foreseen for the Edmonton and northern Alberta marketplace.  

“At a time when others in our industry seem to be reconsidering their commitment to the demanding Alberta market, we remain bullish on the future of all our core business units which include paper, packaging, facility supplies and logistics,” Barbagallo says.  He says Unisource plans to gradually increase product offerings and inventory levels at the new warehouse more than five-fold.

The new Edmonton facility will replace a smaller 25,000 sq. ft. building that for the past 10 years received most of its inventory from Unisource’s 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse based in Calgary.  Suppliers will now work with Unisource to ship inventory directly to the Edmonton facility – featuring a state-of-the-art warehouse management system (WMS), 22 receiving/shipping doors, and an environmentally-friendly motion-sensitive lighting system.

In addition to the new warehouse, Unisource is investing in its truck fleet, featuring all-new tractor- trailer units.  Company drivers will deliver products to customers in the Edmonton and northern Alberta area, including regular service to the growing Fort McMurray region, about 280 miles northeast of Edmonton.  Unisource is well known in the industry for its “Big Red” fleet of more than 500 delivery vehicles.