Running a successful company is about more than just the bottom line. If you want your company to be successful in the long term, you need to focus on building strong and lasting relationships.
Thomas Furia Sr. knew that was true when he started Penn Jersey Paper Company over 50 years ago. That’s why he made sure that an emphasis on the value of strong relationships was woven into the very fabric of the company. Because of that, PJP has grown into one of the most successful distribution companies in the Philadelphia market.
To ensure the company’s focus on relationships was maintained, Mr. Furia established seven pillars of success, and made sure those pillars supported every part of the business.
These pillars of success have allowed the company to grow and expand.
When PJP started in 1963, it was just a small business that worked primarily as a packaging distributor for Supermarkets. PJP began operating out of a 4 story warehouse on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia. Originally, the company partnered with a local Philadelphia company called Genuardi’s Family Markets. As the Genuardi Markets chain grew, so did PJP. It was that first strong business relationship that helped PJP get started.
But Mr. Furia also knew that he couldn’t rely on just one strong relationship, so he made sure that PJP branched out, and the company began to serve other independently owned supermarkets, delis, butchers, and even small restaurants. Over the next decade, PJP continued to expand, and in 1980, acquired a small janitorial company. Through this acquisition, PJP expanded and began to sell cleaning chemicals, janitorial supplies, and janitorial equipment. PJP has avoided stagnation by continuing to grow and expand and invest in new business opportunities.
Today, PJP offers over 9,000 wholesale products to our customers including disposable food packaging, catering and kitchen small wares, janitorial supplies, commercial kitchen equipment, and healthcare supplies. No matter what your needs are in the foodservice industry, PJP has you covered.
We operate out of a new, LEED Certified distribution center in Northeast Philadelphia with a sprawling 265,000 square foot warehouse and attached corporate offices. Each day, our team of over 60 trucks delivers 25,000 packages a day to more than 650 stops. That’s nearly 10 Million packages delivered to our customers each year.
If you want to work with a company that values relationships, has over 50 years of industry experience, and has the knowledge and resources to take your business to the next level, you’re in the right place.