The Ferguson team in Morris manages the stockroom inventory and fills non-stock requests, and they will soon establish and replenish inventory at several point-of-use locations in the facility. The wholesaler's annual volume at the company's Morris facility is projected to be $2.5 to $3 million.
Prior to the startup, a team of Ferguson associates traveled to Morris to establish network connectivity and set up the inventory infrastructure in the stockroom.
The three-member onsite team includes Mark Kunsa, general manager, who was part of the startup team; Cathy Becher and Ed Hawes. Kunsa began working with Ferguson's GE Aircraft Engines customer in Wilmington, N.C., in 1996 and later moved to Cincinnati as a commodity buyer for several GEAE sites. Becher is relocating from Ferguson's operation in Defiance, Ohio, which services a General Motors Powertrain facility. Hawes was recruited from the Morris area.