Carmex Opens New West Coast Distribution Center

The facility in Huntington Beach, California, will carry the complete Carmex line.

Carmex USA is opening a new distribution center to serve the expanding West Coast market. The facility in Huntington Beach, California, is scheduled to open by the end of October, 2018, and will carry the complete Carmex line.

Carmex has also recently added additional support staff to the West Coast area. Jim Casteen, recently appointed regional manager, is responsible for the Western U.S.territory. Mr. Casteen’s background includes assignments on both the customer side and with major tooling manufacturers.

“Thanks to my previous work assignments, I have been able to assist customers with challenging machining applications,” he says. “I see a great potential for the thorough
approach that Carmex brings to both engineering and customer service. In addition to an extensive product line, we have the capability to respond with highly specialized solutions for unique situations. We are totally committed to helping customers achieve top quality and high production.”

Leonard Ahumada, recently appointed territory manager, is responsible for Southern California. Mr. Ahumada brings experience to the position, having worked on the customer side. He holds NIMS certification in areas including machining measurements, job planning, CNC operation and CNC programming.

“Coming from the customer side in the manufacture of high-precision parts, I can understand and anticipate the end-user perspective on tooling needs and systems,” he says. “I chose to work with Carmex thanks to my first-hand knowledge of the products they make and the
support that they provide.”

“As we look toward the future, our enhanced staff and warehouse capabilities will enable us to serve the Western market with a comprehensive tooling catalog, as well as the fastest delivery possible. We look forward to continued growth,” says Jim White, national sales manager, Carmex.