Material Distribution Services (MDS)

Material Distribution Services (MDS) is a department within Purchasing Services and is located at the Verona Operations facility.  

Commonly referred to as “MDS”, the department houses UW-Madison’s redelivery services, manages inventories and catalogs for numerous entities, and provides warehousing space for campus schools/colleges/divisions and other State of Wisconsin Agencies.

Learn more by visiting the Verona Operations – MDS/SWAP website


  1. E-commerce ordering through ShopUW+ for the entire MDS-CORESTOCK catalog of materials

  2. Consolidated Campus Receiving and Delivery

    To reduce the amount and size of delivery trucks operating on campus, products purchased on ShopUW+ are consolidated at the Verona Operations warehouse facility before delivery to the end user. In compliance with UW-Madison’s Large Truck Policy, MDS sorts inbound packages by delivery zone Monday through Friday and typically ships them for same-day delivery using a fleet of vehicles that are less than 30 feet in length. Next-business-day delivery to the surrounding Dane County area is available for most orders. MDS does not accept radioactive material, inhalation hazards, or any large non-palletized items.

  3. Warehouse Storage Rentals

    The Verona Operations MDS warehouse offers warehouse space for rent to University of Wisconsin departments, and other State of Wisconsin agencies. We offer centralized, convenient, state-of-the-art services, including:

    • Long-term and short-term storage rates
    • Clean, dry, temperature-controlled facilities
    • Access to your stored inventory during normal business hours
    • Capability to develop customized electronic catalogs that allow ordering through ShopUW+ and next business-day delivery
    • Storage rate lower than state contract rates, including pickup and delivery service

Learn more about MDS warehouse options


Brian Kopp

Position title: Assistant Director - Verona Operations


Phone: (608) 497-4402

Lori Voss

Position title: Director of Purchasing Services


Phone: (608) 262-5936

Financial Services and Customer Service

David Beringer

Position title: Financial Specialist II


Phone: (608) 497-4408

Billy Lietz

Position title: Accounting and Customer Service Supervisor


Phone: (608) 497-4417

Grace Lindquist

Position title: Customer Service Representative


Phone: (608) 497-4419

Lori Taschwer

Position title: Accountant II


Phone: (608) 497-4413


David Gallman

Position title: Motor Vehicle Operator - Heavy


Jason Grunewald

Position title: MDS/SWAP Driver Supervisor


Phone: (608) 497-4430

Joseph Mellem

Position title: Motor Vehicle Operator - Heavy


Tim Thode

Position title: Motor Vehicle Operator - Heavy


Mike Woerpel

Position title: Motor Vehicle Operator - Heavy



Dalton Andersen

Position title: Inventory Control Coordinator


Phone: (608) 497-4416

Tom Erickson

Position title: MDS Warehouse Manager


Phone: (608) 497-4434

Stephen Kaech

Position title: Inventory Control Coordinator


Phone: (608) 497-4428

Cassie Smith

Position title: Inventory Control Coordinator


General Information

Find Shop@UW

1061 Thousand Oaks Trail
Verona, WI 53593

Contact Showp@UW by phone

Customer Service:
(608) 497-4419 or 800/662-1727

UPS Package Pick Up:
(608) 497-4434

UPS Shipping:

(608) 497-4434

Email Shop@UW


Customer Service: