In a move designed to centralize operations, YoW will relocate its Baton Rouge, La. business operations to Atlanta.

In a move designed to centralize operations, plumbing master distributor Your ‘other’ Warehouse will relocate its Baton Rouge, La. business operations to Atlanta. The process is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Many of the employees from the Baton Rouge office will get the opportunity to transition to the new Atlanta offices, and those employees who do not transfer or find other positions will be offered enhanced severance packages and out-placement assistance from YoW’s parent company, The Home Depot, according to spokesman, Steve Holmes.

YoW recently hired Craig Cowart as its general manager and Cowart will oversee the transition while working out Atlanta offices.

“This is a reinvestment in our business,” Cowart told Supply House Times during the 2012 KBIS show in Chicago. “It’s a total alignment for the team, which had been split up. It will allow us to continue to be the leader in the plumbing industry that we are now.”

Also, The Home Depot will be opening two new customer service centers to support YoW and its online business; one in Kennesaw, Ga. and the other in Ogden, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City.

Finally, while a location hasn’t been finalized according to Holmes, the company hopes to open a new fulfillment distribution center in Georgia, hopefully by the fourth quarter of 2013.

VIDEO: Supply House Times talks to YoW at KBIS 2012 in Chicago