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Oregon Wine Services Purchases New Facility in Tualatin

Date: 05/06/11

Oregon's largest wine storage and shipping company Oregon Wine Services and Storage (OWS) announces the purchase of a new climate controlled storage and distribution center in Tualatin, Oregon. The facility provides an additional 62,000 square feet of wine storage and is conveniently situated within one mile of Interstate 5 for timely and efficient transportation of goods.

The new location supplements the original OWS facility in McMinnville which underwent expansion in 2008 to a current 171,000 sq ft, and brings the company's total warehouse space to 233,000 sq ft of temperature regulated storage. Between the two locations, OWS will store over 1 million cases of wine, servicing the order fulfillment needs for over 300 wineries.

"A site close to the freeway allows us to satisfy our growing demand for climate controlled truck services across the US, saving time and fuel costs," said OWS co-owner and GM, Jeff Meader. "Washington County and the City of Tualatin have been extremely accommodating to our unique needs and we look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship as we move forward."

In addition to important temperature considerations, the new facility has 24ft ceilings for efficient pallet stacking and 7 loading docks.

About OWS: Founded in 2001 by John Niemeyer who was joined the following year by Jeff Meader as GM and co-owner, and Tim Moore as Director of Operations in 2005, OWS provides personal service and overview at every stage of a wine bottle's journey from the winery to its destination. In the space of 10 years, the company has grown to become the premier wine shipping, storage and transportation company in Oregon. Wines are stored at an optimal 58šF and services include direct-to-consumer shipping, consolidations to northern California and nationwide wine transportation. Priding itself on efficiency as well as service, OWS boasts a year-end physical inventory accuracy rate of 99.9% which is unprecedented in the industry. Services have expanded to include compliance consulting at both federal and state levels and a fleet of temperature-controlled trucks.

In 2003, OWS formed a partnership in its McMinnville location with winemaker Laurent Montalieu to create NW Wine Company, a custom crush facility which recently announced the purchase of 35 acres in Dundee for a new 45,000 sq ft winery and vineyard. As NW Wine Company transitions to its new property in mid-2011, OWS will have additional wine storage capabilities.


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