CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — At the start of the year, Van Meter Inc., an Iowa-based distributor of electrical and mechanical supplies and solutions, announced it would expand its business west into Omaha. Today, their new location at 10913 E Circle in Omaha is open for business.
The company’s new branch in Omaha expands Van Meter’s presence in the Midwest to 15 locations.
“Van Meter has been servicing customer projects and doing business in Nebraska for more than five years out of our Urbandale and Sioux City, Iowa, locations,” stated the company’s President and CEO, Lura McBride. “We’re committed to going where our customers need us and this is a natural extension of our current geography.”
Beyond servicing its existing Nebraska customer base, the company sees opportunity to attract new business.
According to Ryan Filbrandt, Van Meter’s Omaha Sales Manager who has worked in the electrical distribution industry for years and has previous experience at the company’s competitors, Van Meter takes a very different approach.
“It goes beyond products for us,” stated Filbrandt. “We provide ways to enhance a customer’s experience, as well as grow our businesses together—a true partnership. Our people are empowered to add value and improve the customers’ bottom line – whether it’s operational efficiencies, customized solutions, enhanced safety or exceptional service. Our fulfillment rates, same-day delivery and technical expertise set us apart.”
The company has assembled an experienced, ten-person team to staff its new location, with plans to hire at least three additional people. Positions range from sales personnel and product specialists to warehouse and delivery team members.
Van Meter’s Omaha location is open for business Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Customer inquiries by phone should be made to 1-800-247-1410.
An official grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held the morning of Thursday, October 13 with lunch, tours and prize drawings taking place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. “We may be new to Omaha, but we’ve got decades of experience in wholesale electrical distribution. Come find out how we can help improve your bottom line on your next project,” concluded Filbrandt.
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