The groundbreaking for a new STIHL distribution site recently took place in Oxford, Conn. Northeast STIHL, a division of STIHL Inc., services customers throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
This new STIHL distribution location was selected for its access to Interstate 84 and other main routes for deliveries, allowing for one-day shipping service to most of the 1,000+ dealers in the Northeast region.
“STIHL is a marquis name in outdoor power equipment. We are proud that they have chosen Oxford for their distribution center and we look forward to many years of STIHL being an Oxford corporate citizen,'' said First Selectman George R. Temple. "It truly is a banner day for Oxford Economic Development,'' he said.
STIHL Inc. distributes its products across the U.S. through a two-tiered system, selling products through a network of independent distributors and company-owned branches. Distributors and branches, in turn, sell products to authorized STIHL servicing dealers nationwide.
Casey McGrath, the current branch manager for Northeast STIHL, will also serve as the branch manager for the new location. The new Northeast STIHL facility will occupy 24 acres with 120,000 sq. ft. and should be ready fall 2016. “We are looking forward to becoming active members of the Oxford community and hope to participate in all the activities the area has to offer,” said McGrath.
For more information on STIHL Inc., visit www.stihlusa.com