HOLLISTER, CA: In order to meet the demand for our products, in 1998 we purchased seven acres of land in a modern industrial park and embarked on construction of a state-of-the-art 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The facility was nearly one acre under roof and was divided into three buildings which housed production, finishing, and a new office complex.
The new production buildings were made of cast concrete, commonly referred to as "tilt-up" construction. The facilities are fully insulated and have ultra-modern environmental controls. The company now has twelve paint spray booths with conveyor systems. A thirty-one foot tall, 60 horsepower dust collector and a new dust plenum were also added to help maintain a clean and productive work environment. Every detail of this new facility was planned to allow for the safest and most cost-effective production of our highly custom shutter products.
In 2005, an additional 47,000 square foot warehouse was built to house our component inventory. Construction then began on an additional 39,000 square feet, to accommodate the growth in both our panel and distribution divisions. In early 2006, our Hollister, CA facility became a total of 113,000 square feet; with two acres of open land remaining for future development. At the start of 2013, we partnered with Vista Solar to install a 192.8 kW solar system, which is projected to save over $2 million in utility costs.
GEORGIA: In June 2008, we opened a 15,000 square foot distribution location in Covington, GA. In December of 2012, we expanded and relocated our Georgia location from the 15,000 in Covington up to a 44,000 square foot facility in Conyers.
FLORIDA: Immediately following the opening of our Georgia facility in the Spring of 2008, we followed in November 2008 with an additional 11,000 square foot location in Naples, FL. Then in December 2011, we moved our growing Florida business from the 11,000 square foot facility in Naples up to a 50,000 square foot facility in Fort Myers.
TEXAS: In 2010, we further expanded our delivery service by opening a 18,000 square foot distribution site in Waxahachie, TX.
RIVERSIDE, CA: Early 2011 brought even further growth and expansion as we opened a 15,000 square foot distribution site in Riverside, CA
At the start of 2013, our national distribution service brings us to almost 250,000 square feet of combined space within our five locations.