REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI operates retail stores nationwide, two online stores - www.rei.com and www.rei.com/rei-garage - and an adventure travel company, REI Adventures.
You will have the opportunity to tour REI's 525K sq. ft. Omni-Channel facility in Bedford Park, PA. The REI distribution center was constructed using the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, and was awarded LEED- New Construction Silver certification. The location on the Eastern Seaboard enables them to significantly reduce transit times and travel distances to replenish and fulfill customer orders, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucking.
The REI DC is powered by a Manhattan Associates Warehouse Management System with capabilities to serve both our retail stores and e-commerce orders. The DC features an automated receiving system, over 6 miles of conveyance leading into the main shoe sorter and multi-level pick module utilizing wearable RF technology, enabling them to pick retail and e-commerce orders simultaneously.
With a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, the DC showcases 2 solar panel fields located on the roof, over 360 skylights throughout the building and a recycling program that averages of 97.5% diversion from landfill.