When deciding where to locate its twelfth distribution center, Graybar wanted to do something special - so it went underground. Housed in the 2.5 million sq ft Springfield Underground complex in Springfield, Mo., Graybar’s new 186,000 sq ft warehouse and office, which includes 15 truck docks and parking for visitors and employees, will operate completely underground.

The company will use the new distribution center to stock inventory and provide next-day service to customers in a seven-state area that includes Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, and parts of Illinois, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Sales and customer service functions, as well as counter and will-call service will continue to be handled out of existing Graybar branches in the region.