Jul 25, 2016

Convoy Supply Opens New Fort St. John Location

Convoy’s Strategic Northernmost  Location to Serve Customers in Northern BC, Northwestern Alberta and the Yukon

Surrey—July 25, 2016—Convoy Supply opened its 40th distribution warehouse located in Fort St John, British Columbia on Monday, July 4th. .Under the direction of Regional Manager, Rod Hunter, the 2.4 acre location is the first greenfield built-to-suit distribution center in Convoy’s 44 year history. It also marks Convoy’s 13th branch of operations in BC.

“This is an exciting time for Convoy Supply and this Fort St John opening is the culmination of a great team effort”, commented Convoy President, Alma Garnett. “We are expanding our reach into new territories and providing growth opportunities for our employees not just in BC, but all across Canada and in the US Pacific Northwest. We love this business and it shows in the can-do spirit of our team.”

Convenient for servicing the construction materials industry of Northwestern Canada, the Fort St. John branch will carry inventories of Convoy’s premier lines of commercial and residential building envelope solutions such as Soprema Roofing and waterproofing systems, Carlisle SynTec single-ply systems, James Hardie and Royal siding, AL13 architectural panels, GAF and CertainTeed steep slope roofing products, Dow, Roxul, JM, Atlas and Hunter insulating materials, Westman, Westform & Vic West metal roofing systems and flashings, and wide variety of other roofing and siding accessories in a 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse and in the 2 acre yard.  Another 1800 sq. ft. of showroom and offices will stock tools and safety gear and provide a functional space for the work of the inside sales staff.

Convoy Fort St. John’s inaugural team of 5, includes 2 long term Convoy employees who moved their families 1200 km from BC’s lower mainland to be part of this new adventure. Branch Manager Greg Jackson, native of Fort St. John, heads up the crew of 2 inside sales people, warehouse staffer and HIAB driver. Rod Hunter, a veteran in the building supplies industry and long-time Convoy Regional Manager for Northern and Interior BC, will continue to give the location oversight. Members of Team Convoy at Home Office and other locations have also been adding expertise as needed throughout the project.  “I am really impressed with the facility” said Michael Forget, one of the branch’s two inside sales people.  “Everything has been well planned out and I like Rod’s approach and vision for the future.”

Building Contractors across the Northwest of Canada will now have more timely access for their material needs delivered directly to the job site or for pick-up at the branch. Convoy’s commitment to exceed the expectations of their customers puts them in an ideal position to play a significant role in residential and commercial development for the region. With Convoy’s long history in Northern BC, the branch will be well equipped to anticipate the needs of this growing community.

Convoy Supply, Fort St. John is located at 9219 72nd Street, (250-785-1318), open Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Convoy Supply is Canada’s leading wholesale construction materials distributor with 33 locations across Canada and 7 in the Pacific Northwest USA.

Branch Contacts:
Greg Jackson
Branch Manager
(250) 785-1318

Rod Hunter
Regional Manager
(250) 563-4704

Employee Names from left to right: Sean Alexander (Inside Sales), Art Mattson (Warehouse), Michael Forget (Inside Sales), Greg Jackson (Branch Manager); absent from picture: Rod Hunter (Regional Manager), Kevin McGilloway (HIAB driver)