Material Distribution Center - Physical Plant - NIU Facilities Planning & Operations

Physical Plant

Material Distribution Center

The Material Distribution Center (MDC) is a sales and service operation which is responsible for maintaining the on-campus parts and material inventory used primarily by Physical Plant departments. The Physical Plant departments include Building Maintenance and the Heating Plant. Other NIU departments may purchase inventory items from the Material Distribution Center as needed.

Inventory Available

The inventory maintained by the Material Distribution Center can generally be categorized in the following types of parts and material:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Elevator repair
  • Heat/Frost insulation
  • Heating Plant
  • Key Control
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Roofing
  • Safety equipment
  • Sheet metal
  • Small tools