Rheem Canada recently consolidated the physical operations of its three business units – Heating and Cooling, Water Heating, and Swimming Pool Heaters and Boilers marketed under the Rheem, Ruud, Raypak and WeatherKing labels – into a single headquarters and distribution center in Brampton, Ontario, a Toronto suburb. The relocation to the new 220,000-sq.ft., two-story facility in the Churchill Business Park is designed to drive higher levels of customer service as well as operational efficiency.
Rheem Canada is now responsible for all operations and distribution under the leadership of Dave McPherson, general manager. In addition, the restructuring will set the stage for an enlargement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit, according to Rheem Canada market manager Paul Gharghoury. “The HVAC expansion opportunity enables Rheem Canada to hire new employees and help stimulate the local job market,” he comments.
The creation of more streamlined business operations enables Rheem Canada to better leverage all three product lines, accelerating order processing and fulfillment, resulting in “even greater reliability than ever before,” Gharghoury notes. “By moving all of our business units under one roof, Rheem customers truly enjoy the unique benefit that only Rheem can provide as the sole manufacturer of heating, cooling, water heating, pool heating and boiler products.
“Rheem Canada brings to customers a highly professional, time-saving, single-source supplier of a broad portfolio of nationally recognized brands, high-quality products, parts and support services,” he continues. “Now, one well-stocked, highly efficient distribution center meets every need with the full suite of Rheem comfort products for Canada’s homes and businesses.”
Besides having more space for office and warehousing operations, the new building will also feature a 10,000 sq.ft. training facility. Designed for use by virtually the entire supply chain — wholesalers, contractors, builders and engineers — the facility will include a 60-person training room, a showroom to display current products and an engineering lab for hands-on product training and testing.
The building is currently being processed for LEED® certification, and will soon become one of the largest registered commercial buildings in Canada to be LEED-certified.
Phone number of Rheem Canada is 800/268-6966.