BRAMPTON, ONTARIO — 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 located here.
The relocation to the new 220,000-sq.ft., two-story facility in the ChurchillBusinessPark is designed to drive higher levels of customer service as well as operational efficiency. 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.
With more than 60 employees, Rheem Canada is 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,” explained Gharghoury.
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 noted.
“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,” said Gharghoury. “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.”
The building, which is currently being processed for LEED certification, will soon become one of the largest registered commercial buildings in Canada to be LEED-certified.