Creform Corporation, manufacturer of adaptive material handling systems such as workstations, flow racks, carts and AGVs has broken ground on a new production and administration facility in order to meet the demands of an ever-expanding customer base.
The location in Georgetown, KY puts Creform in close proximity to its many large customers in the region and provides a pivotal location between its Greer, SC headquarters and Novi, MI Tech Center.
The ground breaking ceremony was attended by many dignitaries including Kentucky State Representative, Tom McKee, Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer, the mayor of Georgetown, Tom Prather and the President of Creform Corporation, Atsuhiko Yazaki.
Creform will build a 35,000 sq.ft. facility that will house engineering, manufacturing, sales, administration and a showroom for its many products. It will also provide ample room for demos and customer trials. The new location was critical to the company's expanding AGV business in this geographic area and will allow the company to rapidly respond to customers. The AGV business for Creform continues to realize great growth and potential.
It is anticipated that the location will eventually house approximately 25 associates in all phases of the operation. It is expected to be complete by year's end.
According to Keith Soderlund, Vice President, Creform "Our new facility will not only strengthen our relationship with many of our large customers in the area, it is also a testament to our continued growth in markets that we serve."
The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing programs. The company partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs.