In a transfer to diversify enterprise, Wheeler Fleet Options opens new Somerset retail middle

Every single day, clients throughout the nation order car elements on-line from Wheeler Fleet Options in Somerset — and now locals have a pick-up possibility as properly.

On Friday, Wheeler Fleet Options President Chad Wheeler and his son, Henry, minimize a ribbon to formally open the corporate’s latest location at 1736 N. Heart Ave., close to Lowe’s. This website features a retail elements counter and 65,000 sq. toes of warehouse house to assist a quickly rising on-line gross sales program.

Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Govt Director Ron Aldom (foreground, at left) congratulates Henry Wheeler, middle, on reducing the ribbon to formally open the brand new Wheeler Fleet Options location in Somerset. Wheeler’s father, Chad, who’s standing immediately behind him, is president of the corporate.

The corporate has greater than 50,000 car elements in inventory and presents 300,000 elements in its on-line catalog to order for gentle, medium and heavy-duty automobiles, together with passenger automobiles, supply vans and tractor-trailers.

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“Our two major facilities within the industrial park are actually out of room,” Wheeler stated. “Over the past couple of years we’ve tried to diversify into e-commerce success of our personal wheelerfleet.com web site, in addition to a complete industrial division.

“It’s been going rather well, and we merely ran out of room.”

The retail elements counter is open to the general public, however clients gained’t see a typical retailer once they enter the constructing. The addition of a retail elements counter was supposed as a service to industrial companies within the space reasonably than one other income, Wheeler stated.

“I don’t need any native elements outfits to suppose we’re hoping to compete with them. That’s not what we’re right here for,” he stated. “We simply have a lot product now that we really feel that, regionally, the socially accountable factor to do is to say, in Somerset County, when you have a necessity for this degree of (laborious elements), it’s going to be right here.

“Our thought was, if it’s all going to be right here anyhow, we’d like a retail piece particularly for a few of the elements shops round right here. We really feel like they’d be a very good buyer as a result of they’re getting calls for for (elements) that they should have shipped from different locations — they usually could possibly be a buyer of ours.”

Native auto restore outlets, industrial companies with a car fleet and anybody who works on automobiles professionally can scale back the downtime concerned in ready for a component to reach by calling Wheeler Fleet Options or ordering on-line, then selecting up the order themselves.

Wheeler Fleet Solutions' new retail parts counter and warehouse is located at 1436 N. Center Ave., next to Lowe's.

Wheeler Fleet Options’ new retail elements counter and warehouse is positioned at 1436 N. Heart Ave., subsequent to Lowe’s.

“There’s a lot stuff we’ve got, everybody wants to pay attention to what we’ve got,” Wheeler stated. “Everybody has air filters, oil filters, but when somebody (has) a giant truck that wants an influence steering pump, nobody’s going to have that. You may order it a number of locations, however nobody’s going to have it on the shelf. We stand a very good likelihood of getting it.

“These clients are ordering from us on-line and we’re filling those self same orders. So all we’re saying is, you’re ordering off of us now — so companies right here, you have to be conscious of (the retail elements counter) as a result of you may simply come get the stuff.”

Wheeler Fleet Options held a grand opening on Friday and Saturday to introduce the brand new location to the group. The retail elements counter is to be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday by means of Friday.

Extra info will be discovered by visiting wheelerfleet.com, emailing [email protected] or calling 866-439-2329.

This text initially appeared on The Each day American: Wheeler Fleet Options new retail middle in Somerset

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