2/22 - Due to the approaching weather system, several inbound carriers are experiencing delays that will impact MDS campus deliveries.


Material Distribution Services (MDS)

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.

Storage Services

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


Item Description Monthly Rate Size Annual Rate
1. Open warehouse with no services $0.80/square foot square feet $9.60/square foot
2. Pallet warehouse cubicle location with 1 free pick-up/delivery $12.50/pallet location 4’x4′ footprint $150.00/pallet location
3. Customized inventoried storage of products, including enablement of electronic ordering and next-day delivery within Madison. Rates are established based on service requirements and are finalized using a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between entities.
4. Other pick-up or delivery services (no storage) $75.00/hour

For other deliveries outside of Madison: Minimal fee applies.
Other custom storage options are available.

Please call or email Brian Kopp at (608) 497-4402 or brian.kopp@wisc.edu for more information and to rent locations.

Image of Cross Dock at MDS
Image of Cross Dock at MDS
Image of Cross Dock at MDS