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 $12.80/pallet location 4’x4′ footprint $153.60/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) $80.00/hour – (1/2 hour minimum applies)

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

Please call or email Tom Erickson at (608) 497-4434 or taerickson@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