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VWR's West Coast Distribution Center Receives LEED Silver Certification

10/2/2013 9:31:46 AM

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RADNOR, Pa., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services, has received LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its West Coast Distribution Center located in Visalia, California.


VWR focused on sustainability throughout the planning, design, and construction of the new facility. As a result, our location met the set level of criteria outlined by the USGBC to receive Silver Certification.

"During this process, VWR identified opportunities that support our sustainability efforts. From recycling 94% of all construction waste to installing energy efficient lights with motion sensors to an eco-friendly landscaping design, we incorporated a number of elements into the building to earn this certification," said Tim Wedemyer, Senior Vice President of North American Operations for VWR. "Now that the location is fully operational, we continue to look at ways to expand our sustainability efforts."

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, governmental and healthcare industries. With over 160 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific stock and maintain their facilities. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit, or write, VWR, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

SOURCE VWR International, LLC

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