Industrial: Warehousing & Logistics

First Supply Distribution Center (DC1)

2024 Under Construction: West Salem, WI

First Companies is a regional distributor with 52 locations, including: 28 First Supply distribution branches, 5 First Waterworks branches, 1 CDC, 14 Gerhard’s Kitchen, Bath, and Lighting stores, and 4 Kohler Signature Stores by First Supply in the upper Midwest. Founded in 1897, First Companies employs over 650 people, is a family-owned, single source provider of HVAC, Builder, Plumbing, Lighting, Waterworks, Industrial PVF, Pump, Well and Septic supplies.


The First Companies Central Distribution Center, a cutting-edge, 308,000 square feet distribution center in West Salem, WI, began construction in April 2024 with operations to begin during the first quarter of 2025. The new distribution center, with its state-of-the-art technology and innovative logistics solutions, marks a significant milestone in First Companies commitment to delivering unparalleled service to its valued customers and an outstanding employee experience.

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