HD Supply Facilities Maintenance announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Calera, Ala., approximately 30 miles south of Birmingham. The new distribution centers is the 43rd in the company’s operations network in North America, and the second new distribution center opening for HD Supply Facilities Maintenance in 2013. The company opened a 50,000-square-foot facility in Secaucus, N.J., earlier this year.

“We are excited to open our Birmingham-area distribution center, an important addition to our network of distribution centers throughout the United States and Canada,” said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. “This new distribution center allows us to continue to improve our local support for customers in the Southeast, including Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida panhandle.”

The 350,000-square-foot facility will employ more than 50 associates when fully staffed, bringing new job opportunities to the Birmingham area.

“We have made a number of strategic investments in our distribution network, including our pick-to-voice order selection technology that allows our associates to fulfill customer orders through a simple, voice-controlled process that improves order accuracy,” said David Wilson, VP, distribution and logistics for HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. “These investments in our facilities, technology, people and processes are all driven by our relentless desire to provide our customers with exceptional service.”