The building can hold 83 Lear jets. One thousand motor homes could fit into it. There's room for 1.2 million Nu Skin body bars.
Nu Skin International unveiled its new 200,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in the East Bay Business Center Tuesday. The $8 million facility consolidates 10 Nu Skin warehouses previously scattered throughout Utah County."We think this will meet our needs for the next several years," said Steven J. Lund, Nu Skin vice president and corporate counsel. The company, which sells personal-care products through hundreds of thousands of independent dealers nationwide, has grown rapidly since its inception in 1984.
Nu Skin's new corporate offices are under construction in downtown Provo. The company will occupy nearly all of a 10-story tower to be known as One Provo Center.
"The Roneys (owners of Nu Skin) have caught the vision of what a business is all about," said Gov. Norm Bangerter at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. Blake Roney began the company with less than $5,000 in start-up capital. In addition to making money, Bangerter said, businesses need to be involved in the community and work as partners with government.
The company employs about 1,700 people in Provo, including more than 500 in the warehouse. Nu Skin also has distribution centers in Atlanta, Ga., and Toronto, Canada. Nu Skin plans an additional 60,000-square-foot building adjacent to the new Provo warehouse.
Lund said the company is opening markets all over the world.