On Thursday November 23, 2017 CMHDS Members toured the MEC Distribution Centre in Surrey, B.C.
Located on 16 acres this 182,000 sq foot facility boasts pick to light, carousel, and environmentally friendly technology. The facility operates 7 days a week over multiple shifts, employs 80 people, services MEC’s 22 stores, thriving e-commerce fulfillment, and handles over 24,000 SKU’s. The Surrey DC was opened in 2008, and is a combination of a refurbishment of an existing building as well as a new built to suit addition.
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is Canada’s leading supplier of quality outdoor gear, clothing and camping equipment. MEC was conceived by a small group of Canadian climbers who wanted a place to buy gear not carried by conventional retailers: gear for mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring, and hiking. In August 1971, these six initial members founded Mountain Equipment Co-op. Today MEC supplies outdoor equipment to over 5 million members worldwide.