General Information and Capabilities


The URM Distribution Center has 680,000 square feet of warehouse space and currently handles more than 22,000 items in support of our member-owners. URM uses warehouse technology to meet and exceed the high expectations of our member-owners. Vocellect is our hands-free, voice-activated picking system, connected via a full high capacity wireless network within the warehouse. This wireless network also supports all the forklift computers and provides real-time, immediate feedback to forklift drivers. Our technology gives us a competitive advantage, and provides accurate product delivery and a superior service level to our member-owners. 

  • URM provides warehouse service in four states: Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
  • URM has provided warehousing for members for more than 90 years.
  • Our distribution center receives 400+ inbound truckloads weekly, and ships 450+ outbound truckloads weekly.
  • Distribution center and warehouse offerings include:  dry grocery, frozen, ice cream, deli, dairy, fresh meat, general merchandise, health and beauty aids, and a variety of cross-dock programs.


Our current distribution center is located at 7511 N. Freya in Spokane Washington.

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We originally constructed our distribution center in 1962, with 285,000 square feet of dry grocery, frozen, and refrigerated warehouse. 

  • In 1965, we expanded perishable space by 35,000 square feet.
  • In 1974, we expanded dry grocery by 150,000 square feet.
  • In 1992, we expanded the perishable warehouse by 83,000 square feet, and the dry grocery an additional 50,000 square feet.
  • In 2014, we expanded perishable yet another 77,000 square feet.

Our current distribution center now encompasses 680,000 square feet.