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VGM Group announced it has expanded the footprint of its operations to Nashville, Tennessee, with the opening of an additional distribution center.

The 40,000 square-foot warehouse will serve as a fulfillment center for processing and shipping continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) resupplies, along with other health care supplies, directly to patient homes. Operations began in early September and the expansion includes the addition of 22 employees that are familiar with fulfilling resupply orders.       

“This is an exciting opportunity for VGM to expand our services to members,” said Mike Mallaro, chief executive officer of VGM Group, Inc. “Nashville gives us a second location with closer proximity to many customers as well as needed redundancy for our Waterloo operations. We’re also excited to welcome 22 new associates to the VGM family.”     

Members of the VGM Fulfillment team in Tennessee take a break for a group photo.

VGM Fulfillment’s existing CPAP resupply program packs and ships more than two million orders annually from its location at 1055 Southtown Drive in Waterloo. Continued growth, coupled with the recent launch of its compression stocking resupply program, were key factors in the decision to expand out east.

“Expanding our operations to a logistics hub like Nashville allows us to route some of our resupply order volume to the new facility – ensuring that patients located in the southern and eastern United States will receive their orders even quicker, resulting in greater patient satisfaction,” stated Jeremy Stolz, president of VGM Fulfillment. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth year over year. This expansion will allow us to ship more packages per day all while improving transit times.”

Another factor in having a second location is to help with disaster recovery. In the event of a natural disaster at either location in Iowa or Tennessee, orders can still be processed and shipped as recovery begins at the impacted site.

VGM as a company has experienced significant growth. With the addition of Nashville, it now has locations in nine cities, including Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix and Toronto, Canada and exceeds the 1,000 employee mark nationwide.    

For more information about VGM Fulfillment, visit www.vgmfulfillment.com. For more information about VGM Group, visit www.vgmgroup.com