Above: Cory managing partner Patrick Cory hosts the grand opening celebration of the company’s new NYC Metro home delivery center, and COO Bob Alter holds the scissors to officially cut the ribbon. Joining Bob are northeast regional manager Lou Greco and CEO Joe Cory, Sr., both at left, and general manager Joe Disbrow, right.
Expanding to better serve retailers in the New York City metropolitan area, Cory Home Delivery recently opened a new state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot home delivery center in North Bergen, NJ, just five miles from New York City.
This new location, which replaces a distribution center operated by Cory for more than 40 years in Elizabeth, NJ, is a part of a strategic expansion plan that begins a new chapter in the growing company’s nearly 80 years in business.
“We are rapidly becoming a third-party logistics provider as we continue to expand our footprint of home delivery centers. By placing home delivery centers in major markets, we are prepared for the growth of existing clients and new opportunities with top retailers in need of service nationwide,” says Patrick Cory, managing partner for Cory.
Clients served from the new location include Ethan Allen, Ashley Home Stores, Thomasville Furniture and Stickley Furniture, among others. The opening of the home delivery center, staffed by many long-time Cory employees, brings a number of additional jobs to Hudson County, where Cory, recipient of the Gateway Award from the county’s Chamber of Commerce, has operated since 1961.
The new center follows fast on the heels of Cory home delivery center openings in St. Paul and Pittsburgh, which with existing centers in Miami, Melville, Baltimore, San Antonio and Dallas, form a strategic nucleus of major-market locations.
“None of this would be possible without the dedication of our loyal team members, delivery contractors, vendors, and clients, who have made this new chapter possible,” says Patrick Cory.
“Our dedicated team members responsible for the opening of this wonderful new facility are one of the reasons Cory has been named one of the “Best Place to Work in New Jersey” for 2012 by NJ BIZ Magazine.”
A Hartz Mountain property, the modern distribution center includes a new racking system, an inventory control system, beautiful client dedicated offices, and a separate area where the Cory team of craftsmen inspect, deluxe and stage clients’ products for deliveries.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by Bob Alter, Chief Operating Officer, included the presentation of a plaque for the building’s lobby dedicating the facility to the late Jim Cory, former president and managing partner of Cory, for his passion, performance, and spirit of teamwork that enable his principles to live on. Additionally, Patrick Cory presented Deputy Chief Robert Dowd with a donation for North Bergen’s Nicholas Sacco Foundation to express Cory’s commitment to Hudson County charities.
“It is part of our founding principles to give back to the communities we serve,” concludes Patrick Cory.
“The new facility is in a prime location enabling the Cory team to better serve an expanding number of clients in the NYC metro area. It underscores the considerable opportunity for growth in home delivery and logistics.”
About Cory First Home Delivery:
One of the oldest and largest specialized home delivery carriers in America, Cory Home Delivery, founded by Joseph Cory in 1934, today is in its third generation of family management and ownership. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the company serves many of the top 100 furniture, appliance, and electronics retailers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The company dispatches a modern fleet of 500 customized vehicles daily delivering more than $2.5 billion of consumer products to nearly two million consumers annually. For more information, call Patrick Cory at 201-795-1000, or visit corycompanies.com
Above: Northeast regional manager Lou Greco takes a group of guests on a tour of the inside of the shiny, new 200,000-square-foot facility.
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