Global growth for CRL
Aug. 26, 2009 – Los Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL), has announced that the company has begun construction of a new, high cube, 60,000 sq. ft. facility at the company’s headquarters’ complex in Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 26, 2009 – Los Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL), has announced that the company has begun construction of a new, high cube, 60,000 sq. ft. facility at the company’s headquarters’ complex in Los Angeles, California. The facility is being built on recently purchased acreage across the street from CRL headquarters on Vernon Ave.
“This construction allows us to increase our warehouse space and stock even more inventory for our customers,” says Donald E. Friese, CRL’s Chairman and CEO. “With this new addition, CRL’s distribution and manufacturing operations in Los Angeles will total more than 660,000 square feet. This kind of expansion could not take place without the continued and growing support of our customers, and we are most appreciative of the help and encouragement they provide. In return, we continue to put our gains back into the company, bringing our customers the finest and most comprehensive line of products in the industry.”
This past year has been marked with tremendous growth for CRL. The company is currently building two new 50,000 sq. ft. branch distribution centres – in Manchester, England, and Melbourne, Australia and it has just moved its German operation into a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility near Stuttgart, Germany, and its new 55,000 sq. ft. branch facility near Miami opens this September.
“In the spring of 2008, we took a major step forward with the acquisition of Sommer & Maca (Somaca), a glazing supply distributor and machinery manufacturer headquartered in Cicero, Illinois. Because of this strategic decision, the combined products and services of both organizations provide our customers with even larger inventories available from all branch locations. We have since expanded the Cicero manufacturing facility, and added additional state-of-the-art machinery and engineering expertise,” says Friese.