As stakeholders in our business, I’m writing to inform you of a big strategic move for Morrison Industries. We are excited to announce the opening of our second manufacturing facility which will be in the Metro Detroit area in Novi, Michigan.
Morrison Industries North will begin production in January, opening increased capacity and giving us a presence at the heart of the northern automotive manufacturing industry. The new division will be in a 50,000 sq ft facility in Novi’s Beck West Corporate Park. This operation will bring our company wide team to over 250 over the next couple of years.
The investments we have made in this operation will give us 50% more capacity in the near term, and 75-100% more capacity in the long term. Obviously, it takes time to ramp up a new facility, but with the experience of our staff we expect to bring this capacity online quickly.
The team will be headed up by veteran industry executive Jacqueline Bell, who will ensure that our north division maintains the same high standards our customers have come to expect. Jacqueline joins our team from Chrysler. I have worked with Jacqueline for several years in her capacity as senior buyer, and I have seen first-hand her capability and character.
While the addition of the new facility has obvious benefits for northern auto manufacturers and tier 1 companies, it will also serve to open up capacity at our headquarters in Morrison, which will benefit our customers nationwide.
We’re no stranger to growth and expansion. Over the last 25 years, our family-owned company has grown to be one of the most trusted names in auto rack manufacturing. We are excited to better position ourselves to serve both current and new customers.
Thank you all for your support over all of these years. We look forward to serving you at an even higher level for years to come.