Oklahoma City Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year



March 23rd, 2012

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

Oklahoma City Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year

S.P. Richards Company has announced that the 2011 Distribution Center of the Year award has been presented to its Oklahoma City branch. This honor is awarded each year to the S.P. Richards distribution center that achieves the highest combined results in a number of key performance metrics including service levels, order accuracy, inventory accuracy, inventory turn, sales and employee productivity.

Lori Nissen, Oklahoma City Distribution Center General Manager accepted the award on behalf of all of the branch employees. “It’s such an honor to accept this award. We have a tremendous team at the Oklahoma City branch. Our people take great pride in their work and are truly committed to delivering the absolute highest level of customer service to our customers”, said Nissen.

Rick Toppin, President and COO, added, “The Distribution Center of the Year is S.P. Richards Company’s most prestigious award. Each year our distribution centers manage to raise the performance level bar and the Oklahoma City Distribution Center team set the standard for excellence in 2011 against some serious competition. We thank and congratulate all of the dedicated employees at our Oklahoma City Distribution Center.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, cleaning and breakroom supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several private label lines under the brand names of Lorell, Integra, Sparco, Genuine Joe, Nature Saver, Compucessory, Elite Image and Business Source. The company operates over 40 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S. and Canada through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S.P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic components throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2011 revenues of $12.5 billion.




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