Since the tornado ripped through our office and building on Clay Ave in Wyoming, we have been planning the rebuild. Our initial focus was to be sure we could meet our customers’ demand for truss and wall panel components. By increasing our Elkhart facility production capacity, outsourcing orders, and implementing temporary production on Clay Ave, we have been able to meet the needs of our customers. In conjunction with production planning and scheduling, we have been planning our rebuild. I am pleased to share with you that our new building will begin construction this month. The anticipated finish dates are December 1 for production, and first quarter 2015 for the office/showroom.
We are taking this opportunity to improve our business. The new building will have more production space which will increase capacity and efficiency. The office space will focus on enhanced employee and customer experiences. This flagship office space will not only include the truss and wall panel experience, but also product displays for roofing, siding, decking, windows, doors, millwork, and cabinetry. We will have truss and wall panel designers, product specialists, cabinet designers, and general salespeople all under one roof. We are planning more meeting spaces and collaborative spaces for our customers and our employees to interact and plan the building projects.
We are excited about the improvements that we can make with our new building. As we close in on the finish dates, we will be in communicating with you further.