After a few months in business Gary's family began to grow and, as a result, he had to make a move for a job with healthcare and a steady income.
From that point, I continued on the journey along with my wife Martha. We moved from the original location, shown in the top left picture, to a shared facility in New Baltimore, shown in the next picture.
We moved into a newly constructed 11,000 square foot facility on Macomb Industrial Drive in June, shown in the fourth picture. After our customers realized we had moved into a facility twice as large as our previous location, they began to send us more work than we bargained for. In August, we added the remaining portion of the new facility, for a total of 14,000 square feet.
During construction of our new facility we were devastated by a fire in the middle of the night on Saturday Feb. 14. As you can see in the sixth picture on the left, all of our equipment and jobs in process were destroyed in the fire. We had many machines completed early, ready for shipment on Friday the 13th, the day prior to the fire, but the truck did not arrive as scheduled. As a result, all of the completed equipment had to be replaced. We were able to move down the street into a temporary building and were back in business by Wednesday of that week. Our staff rolled up their sleeves and, working 100 hours a week, we were able to re-build all of the jobs, shipping all of them on schedule.
In October we moved into our current 21,000 square foot facility shown in the bottom picture.