Columbus, Ohio – May 15, 2014 – Kimball Midwest, a national MRO Distributor, celebrated the grand opening their newly expanded corporate headquarters and distribution center located in Columbus, Ohio.
The 168,000 square foot expansion connected the office and distribution center with about 123,000 of additional distribution center space and approximately 45,000 square feet of dedicated office space, roughly doubling the current office space and allowing room for growth.
“Our growth model goes all the way back to before I got started,” Pat McCurdy, President and CEO said. “My father’s vision was to remain a salesman [once he became the sole owner], so we have always had that sales focus. We are a sales driven company and we know that won’t change. We have a firm faith in our business model and our people. We are confident this additional space will be necessary in the future as we continue to grow and expand.”
Dave McCurdy, COO, agrees. “It’s hard to believe for me, but we sure have facilitated a lot of growth,” he said. “Anything the sales teams have imagined, they’ve accomplished.”
Kimball Midwest has made significant investments to upgrade mechanicals and lighting over the past couple of years to improve their energy efficiencies. The headquarters location in Columbus continues the use of LED lighting and occupancy sensors in the distribution center and the new portion of the offices.
“We are changing the layout of the facility to give us improved efficiencies day one as well as better position ourselves to handle our dynamic growth,” says Steve Good, Director of Operations.
With the expansion, the company expects to add an additional 50 jobs to the Columbus area.
Kimball Midwest is a family-owned, national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products that has been providing superior products and superior service since 1923. We are a major force in the industrial maintenance aftermarket with unlimited growth potential. We service our Sales Representatives and end-use customers from our corporate office and distribution center in Columbus, Ohio and from our distribution centers strategically located in Dallas, Reno and Savannah (Georgia).