A behind the
scenes look at the new and improved Tackle Warehouse
As we resumed the tour
Rich pointed out some of the eco-friendly features within the building itself.
Originally this facility was a distribution center for Copelands, and when the
facility was procured plans were put in place to make their new home as green
friendly as possible. In fact the building is so “green” it has received
recognition from the local government.
The building is geothermally
cooled and heated, and during the day lighting is provided via tubular skylights
For starters the entire
building is geothermally cooled and heated, a network of pipes runs deep below
the building and throughout the structure helping maintain a consistent
temperature which is not only comfortable for employees but good for the storage
of product as well. Electricity for lighting is reduced to a minimum as tubular
skylights were installed throughout the second story to pipe in natural light.
As a result the office has a very “natural” feel to it and is able to cut energy
usage down during peak operating hours.
A look at the new packing area
where orders are checked and processed for shipment
As we continued the tour
we checked out the picking and packing area and the team has this process down
to a science. Orders placed on Tackle Warehouse before 2:30 Pacific Time ship
the same business day and there was a flurry of activity as employees put
together orders for customers even while we visited on the weekend.
TW makes use of thicker and longer
rod tubes to ensure rods are protected during shipping
Warehouse is all about the details and also makes use of higher grade packing
materials including thicker and longer rod tubes, and even though it costs them
more due to dimensional weight it helps ensure that customers get their products
in perfect condition.
Tackle Warehouse's Warehouse Manager
Julian oversees the operations (and is apparently a Giants fan too)
The new warehouse is
gigantic in comparison to the previous facility and this has allowed TW to not
only bring in more goods but larger items as well, including marine products
like trolling motors and power poles. Rich explained that the new facility has
really enabled the company to expand their offerings to better cater to anglers
coast to coast as well as some internationally.
The new facility has a lot more
room enabling TW to bring in more brands and categories of products...
...including more apparel and