Fairbanks Morse Opens New Parts Distribution Center In Indianapolis

To complete its parts and service reorganization, the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries has opened a new Central Parts Distribution Center in Indianapolis, Ind. This new facility (shown) replaces the division's former central warehouse at its Beloit, Wise., manufacturing plant.

According to Mark Parsons, manager of the new distribution center, the 52,000-square-foot facility inventories some 12,000 different engine parts, and provides worldwide distribution of service parts for all Fairbanks Morse opposedpiston and Colt/Pielstick engines. The warehouse is computer-integrated with all Fairbanks Morse Service Centers to expedite parts on a 24-hour service basis to even the most remote locations.

Mike Peterson, manager, parts and service marketing for the Engine Division, further stated that the need for a new centralized parts distribution center has been recognized by the division because of the ever-increasing acceptance for the Colt/Pielstick Fairbanks Morse engines in the U.S. and world markets. The Indianapolis location was selected for its geographic location, close the the center of the division's markets.

The opening of the new distribution center is phase two in the reorganization of the division's warehousing and parts service facilities. Earlier this year a new Regional Warehouse was opened in Reno, Nev., to better serve the market needs of the West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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