www.inddist.com 34 INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION / September 2018
dollar bill, employees scan their badge at the kiosk and
the amount is deducted from their account.
“It’s a little less traditional and obviously puts more
responsibility on our team members, but we trust them
to do the right thing,” Travaglini says. “That’s the kind of
culture we want to create.”
The decompression room offers workers a place to
relax while on break. In addition to the usual television
and couches, Grainger provides communal computers and
printers for team member use to catch up on emails or
complete coursework if taking college classes.
All of this, Travaglini says, fosters Grainger’s mission
to be the employer of choice. The Bordentown facility
currently has enough employees to populate a tiny town,
and still has the ability to grow.
“We think we have a good culture, we have a
nice building, we offer a competitive wage, good
benefits and — quite frankly — we think we hire a
better caliber person,” Travaglini boasts. “People enjoy
being around our team members more than in a more
Grainger’s Bordertown, NJ distribution center stocks
approximately 3000,000 items of product inventory,
received from more than 5,200 key suppliers.
The common areas in the facility offer a pleasant view to
the outdoors not often found at large distribution centers.