OSHKOSH, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. recently broke ground on its third facility expansion since 2000, according to President Mike Floyd. “Business is so strong that we need more space for our team members and product inventory,” says Floyd. “We are projecting aggressive expansion through the next four years.”
Phase one of the building expansion, to be completed May 1, 2017, encompasses a 24,000-square-foot warehouse addition. “This extra space will allow Continental to inventory more product and quickly and efficiently turnaround customer product orders,” says Floyd.
Phase two, to be finished by year-end, will provide even more warehouse and office space, although exact square footage isn’t yet finalized.
Along with warehouse expansions, additional offices and conference rooms will be created to accommodate Continental’s growing team. “This year, we’ll increase our labor force by 12 percent,” adds Floyd. Similarly, Continental’s parent company, Girbau S.A., based in Vic, Spain, recently added approximately 100 new employees.
The additions will complement Continental’s current building, which serves as the company’s headquarters for marketing, sales, training, service, warehousing and customer support.