Ark Floors, a hardwood flooring maker based in Irwindale, Calif., is moving. Plans call for Ark, the U.S. arm of Chinese wood manufacturer A & W [Shanghai] Woods Co., to relocate to a newly constructed 70,000 sq. ft. facility in El Monte, Calif., in mid-March. The new facility, which will allow the company to warehouse inventory and ship products at four times its current capacity, will place the company about 8 miles southwest of their current site.
According to Ira Lefkowitz, Ark’s
CEO, the move is a sign of “great growth for the company.” Ark also plans to
expand warehousing to an East Coast site later this year.
“On a global level, we’ve got a very
strong factory behind us with tremendous resources. By expanding our operations
here in the United States we can increase our domestic services tremendously
and build our brand nationwide,” he said.
Along with increased warehousing and
shipping capacity, the site will include an in-house sample department and
additional office space for general operations and customer service. The
year-old company recently unveiled four exotic and domestic hardwood
collections at Surfaces 2008.
For more information, call (800)
918-6188 or visit www.ark-floors.com.
Spurred by ‘great growth,' Ark Floors to move to larger facility
February 26, 2008