Continental Girbau Inc. recently broke ground on its third facility expansion since 2000. The two-phase project comes as a result of growing sales, product offerings and staff, according to President Mike Floyd.

“Business is so strong that we need more space for our team members and product inventory,” Floyd explained. “We are projecting aggressive expansion throughout 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 turn around customer product orders,” Floyd said.

Phase two, to be finished by year-end, will provide added warehouse and office space, although the exact square footage hasn’t been 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,” Floyd added. Similarly, Continental’s parent company – Girbau S.A., based in Vic, Spain – recently added approximately 100 new employees.

Continental serves the vended, on-premises, industrial, multi-housing and textile-care laundry markets, with equipment that includes washer-extractors, continuous batch washing systems, dryers, feeders, ironers, folding systems and related machinery.

The facility additions will complement Continental’s current building, which serves as the company’s headquarters for marketing, sales, training, service, warehousing and customer support.

For expansion details and images, visit cgilaundry.com.

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