W.W. Grainger, Lake Forest, Ill., has opened a new branch to service the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. The 12,000 square-foot Williston branch will stock thousands of products, with inventory specifically tailored to businesses operating in the Bakken oil fields. One key product focus will be safety products.
Charles Warren, Grainger’s director of natural resources, said in a press release about the new location, “Activity in the Bakken oil fields is growing rapidly, putting a strain on the existing supply chain infrastructure which businesses in the region rely upon to keep their operations running and their people safe. The Williston branch will allow Grainger to increase our support and service levels to all customers operating in the Bakken so they can focus on getting their job done and doing it safely.” Grainger has served customers in North Dakota since 1978.