Stork Craft expands Bellingham operation

The Bellingham Business Journal

Just a year after locating its distribution center in Bellingham, Stork Craft (USA) Inc. relocated its U.S. administrative offices from Las Vegas to Bellingham. The company opened an office at the port’s Bellwether Building in late July.

 “Stork Craft has been an excellent addition to the community and we are very pleased that they have chosen to move their offices to Bellingham,” said Port Commission President Scott Walker. “We look forward to working with them in the future.”

In addition to the general manager, Stork Craft plans to have six to 10 more administrative employees work in the Bellingham office. The company’s world headquarters are in Vancouver, B.C.

“Locating our U.S. headquarters in Bellingham has always been in our game plan,” said Stork Craft President Jim Moore. “Bringing the administration positions from Las Vegas is just part of that strategy. Another priority is local hiring, which we did with our distribution center and when we hired a Bellingham resident as our general manager.”

The company is currently hiring for additional Bellingham administrative positions, Moore said.

Stork Craft is the largest supplier of juvenile furniture in the world, with factories located in China, Indonesia and Vietnam; and international distribution in Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Last summer Stork Craft leased a large portion of the former Georgia Pacific tissue warehouse on Roeder Avenue. The Canadian-U.S. company has used this distribution facility location to service the distribution needs of its Pacific Northwest and Canadian customers. Currently 17 people work in the Bellingham distribution center, plus additional temporary employees.

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