Seattle-based wholesaler Pacific Plumbing Supply expects to improve both customer service and inventory efficiency this year with planned expansion, relocation, new construction and the addition of a new branch location, according to CEO Larry Solomon.

The wholesaler is moving its administrative offices and Seattle wholesale branch into the former Familian NW/Ferguson building at 7115 W. Marginal Way SW. Renovation of the office and will-call areas will be completed this fall, and the warehouse should be ready to move into by December. The company plans to make this location a distribution center for some of the lines currently inventoried at its facility in Everett, Wash., and to run inter-branch trucks out of both warehouses. It also intends to consolidate its Alaska and Hawaii freight at the new Seattle warehouse to streamline out-of-state freight shipments.

The company also moved its Marysville, Wash., branch to 3704 124th St. NE., and its Puyallup branch in Tacoma, Wash., to 9809 160th St. East.

Pacific Plumbing's Sumner, Wash., branch is being expanded by 5,000 sq. ft., so it will have 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and 80,000 sq. ft. of yard. Completion is expected by October or November.

The wholesaler is opening a new location in Soldotna, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula at 35039 K-B Drive. It should open this fall after remodeling is completed.

A 30,000-sq.-ft. dock-high building is being constructed on Pacific Plumbing's existing site in Anchorage, Alaska, adjacent to its current warehouse. Its new address will be 801 E. 64th Ave. The facility will include 5,000 sq. ft. of office and will-call area and a showroom may be added in the future. Including an 8,500-sq.-ft. cold storage building on the lot, the total warehouse space at this location will be about 38,500 sq. ft. on more than 100,000 sq. ft. of property. The project should be completed by mid-November.

“We appreciate the contributions our employees have made to help make these opportunities possible,” Solomon said.