Watchfire Begins Construction on Expanded Manufacturing Facilities
On June 7, 2012, Watchfire hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for our expanding manufacturing and office facilities. With the expansion, we will add over 110,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space and 17,000 square feet of office space at our Maple Street location in Danville, Illinois. The new facilities allow us to consolidate three locations into one, providing room for additional employees and helping Watchfire keep up with demand.
“The ability to increase our manufacturing and office space is critical to reaching our growth goals, and we are fortunate that the timing is right to purchase the real estate we need in Danville to accommodate our growth,” said Steve Harriott, President and CEO of Watchfire Signs. “Having the entire Watchfire team in one location will facilitate communication and drive operational efficiencies.”
The Danville City Council approved the expansion on April 17, 2012, and the expanded facilities are expected to be completed in early 2013.
Watchfire’s digital signs and billboards are completed in Danville using skilled labor, which helps make Watchfire products the highest quality and best looking in the industry. In addition to manufacturing, Watchfire will continue to use its Danville location as the platform for providing world-class sales and technical support for its customers and to develop the next generation of industry-leading products.
“Watchfire is known for its quality, and we recognize that we can continue to exceed our customers’ expectations by expanding here,” said Harriott. “We are committed to driving efficiencies in our manufacturing process while maintaining our high quality standards. Our skilled workforce in Danville allows us to design, engineer and build the industry’s best products. This new facility signals our strong commitment to the community and our desire to offer our customers world-class support.”