The grand opening celebration was an event intended to help familiarize employees and the community with the location, function and layout of the new facility. As a family business, Fernco has emphasized pride in workmanship and job accomplishment with their employees. With more than 300 people in attendance, the Fernco Family was supportive of the expansion and is looking forward to future opportunities.
“This new facility is a tribute to our employees, customers and factory representative’s hard work and dedication to excellence over the past fifty-one years,” said Mark Cooper, President of Fernco.
Established in 1964, Fernco has become the synonymous global leader for flexible couplings, plumbing products and drainage solutions. Moving to Davison in 1977, throughout the years it became apparent that the company was growing fast and would need additional space to meet market demand.
Located a mile from current facility, the new 150,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution center will allow Fernco to focus on additional product development and continue delivering exceptional customer service.
Proudly investing and manufacturing in Davison, Mich., the company has continued to support both local and national businesses. All elements of the building were manufactured in the U.S.
Continuing Fernco’s commitment to the environment, the new facility will only use 50% of the electrical power, even though it is 2.5 times larger than the current facility. In addition, Fernco purchased state-of-the-art electric injection machines to reduce cycle times and energy usage.
“The facility, along with new technology and our highly skilled workforce will allow us to continually improve our service capabilities and position us for growth for the next fifty years,” Cooper says.
The new facility is planned to be fully operational by Apr., 2016.