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 Maintenanceand the Heating Plant. Other NIU departments may purchase inventory items from the Material Distribution Center as needed.
The inventory maintained by the Material Distribution Center can generally be categorized in the following types of parts and material:
How to Submit Requests for Material
NIU Departments should contact the Material Distribution Center to determine the availability of the material or part by any of the following methods:
Phone: (815) 753-2367
Fax: (815) 753-6262, Attention: Material Distribution Center
Mail to: Material Distribution Center
In Person: Physical Plant Building
Once the availability of the material has been determined, the Material Distribution Center will generally request a work request number in order for the material to be released to any NIU department. In order to obtain a work request number, the NIU department should contact the Work Request Desk. An account number will be required by the Work Request Desk before a work request will be created for the NIU department's purchase of material.