Continental Girbau commences two-phase expansion project
March 2017 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently broke ground on its third facility expansion since 2000, according to President Mike Floyd. The two-phase project comes as a result of catapulting sales, product offerings and staff. “Business is so strong that we need more space for our team members and product inventory,” said Floyd. “We are projecting aggressive expansion throught 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,” said 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,” added Floyd. Similarly, Continental’s parent company, Girbau S.A., based in Vic, Spain, recently added approximately 100 new employees.
Continental’s product offering is among the broadest in the industry, according to Floyd, with more than 90 individual models. The company serves the vended, on-premise, industrial and multi-housing, and textile care laundry markets with equipment that spans washer-extractors, continuous batch washing systems, dryers, feeders, ironers, folding systems, and related machinery.
The additions will complement Continental’s current building, which serves as the company’s headquarters for marketing, sales, training, service, warehousing and customer support.
For building expansion details and images, or for more information on Continental’s extensive line of commercial and industrial laundry equipment, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.M
Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of the Girbau Group, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.