Major Businesses Choose Puyallup
Southern Wine & Spirits Distribution Company opened its 350,000 sqf state-of-the-art distribution warehouse on Valley Avenue in May, 2012. Southern Wine & Spirits began in Florida in 1968 and currently operates in 35 states. Southern Wine & Spirits Pacific Northwest has its regional headquarters in Kirkland and its major Northwest distribution center in Puyallup.
Westwood Shipping Lines, an independent ocean carrier, relocated its corporate headquarters from the Weyerhaueser complex in Federal Way to the South Hill Business and Technology Center in September 2011. The move coincided with the ownership transfer from the Weyerhaeuser Company to J-WesCo of Japan which was effective August 31, 2011.
Marvell Technology Group, moved into the South Hill Business & Technology Center in September of 2011. The semiconductor maker selected the Puyallup facility after an extensive site selection process throughout the West Coast.
O'Reilly Auto Parts located its Seattle-area distribution center in the Levee Road area of Puyallup in 2009. The company bought a vacant 380,000 square foot building at 1602 Industrial Park Way and expects to employee 300-400 workers. With over 40,000 team members at more than 3,200 stores in 38 states, O'Reilly Auto Parts is one of the top three auto parts chains in the country.
St. Gobain Performance Plastics moved from its Rainier Valley plant in 2009 bringing 115 employees to Puyallup. The company moved into the 109,000 square foot IDX building, which was last used by a high-end cabinet and display case manufactuing company. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is a division of a French multinational corporation ranked 110 on Fortune Global 500 list of businesses. The business has served the aerospace and OEM industries for over 40 years developing products and processes for limitless applications to the aerospace, medical, industrial, transportation and computer markets.