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WAXIE Sanitary Supply recently broke ground at their existing 11 acre site in Ontario, California, with plans to add approximately 122,000 square feet. The new addition will bring the total square footage of the Ontario facility to over 260,000 square feet.

WAXIE’s presence in the Inland Empire dates back to 1963 to its original site at 730 South Lugo Street in San Bernardino, California. Today, the Ontario branch is WAXIE’s largest single inventory center. 

“Investing in our business is in our DNA,” said Charles Wax, Chairman and CEO of WAXIE. “We purchased the land believing that we would need to expand someday. The time is right because the economy is stronger and our business is growing.” The additional space will give WAXIE the room it needs to service Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and beyond, and will bring WAXIE’s total for all branches to just over one million (1,000,000) square feet in the nine western states they serve.

The project is scheduled for completion in December 2018 under the production of Layton Construction, a Utah based company. “We have contracted with Layton Construction in all of our last four projects – Salt Lake City, UT; Mesa, AZ; Livermore, CA; and this one,” commented Eric Cohen, Vice President Supply Chain. “They have been great to work with and deliver on their promises.”

WAXIE has celebrated 73 years in business and has plans to continue to grow and expand. “Our success is measured by the success of our people,” stated Charles. “We build our facilities in a way that not only optimizes support of our customers, but provides an environment that is conducive to learning and professional growth for our employees. We are proud of the company we have collectively built. My father and uncle founded WAXIE in 1945 and would be amazed by our growth.”