The Carriage Works' Move - An Update

Warehouse floor. The right side of the building are the production rooms: paint booth, drying room, metal shop and wood shop. 

Warehouse floor. The right side of the building are the production rooms: paint booth, drying room, metal shop and wood shop. 

The Carriage Works hit the ground running at the start of the new year! In TCW’s previous post about the big move, several elements were hinted at, including getting our big machinery moved and renovations done to move into the new space by March. Luckily, everything seems to be nearly on schedule! The past few months everyone at The Carriage Works has been working extremely hard to get the new building ready to go.

As seen by the pictures, a lot of progress has been made.  The shop walls are up and nearly finished for all our various stages of production including: paint booth, drying room, metal shop and wood shop.  The powder-coater will be installed on the far opposite corner of the building.  Having double the space all under one roof is a dream come true for the staff at TCW. 

In addition to the shop room floor, the office space is cleared and awaiting new carpet and the phone/data lines are ready to be turned on. As mentioned earlier, the process of moving is being done mainly “in-house” and that isn’t limited to just moving items from Point A to Point B. Even the renovations to the office space are being carried out by The Carriage Works’ wood shop! Our awesome team is building the partitions for the Sales Department’s offices in the large center space.  Instead of ordering fabric-covered cubicle walls, we thought, why not have our team build us walls out of the materials we use every day?  As you can see by the frames (below), they will be beautiful when completed.

Partitions for sales office.

Partitions for sales office.

The sales office just needs some sprucing with new carpet and partition walls.

The sales office just needs some sprucing with new carpet and partition walls.

 

The Sales Department plans to make the move as  soon as carpet is laid and the partitions are up. To say the sales staff is excited, is an understatement! The new office space will have private “cubicles” for staff, as well as a place for the team to collaborate. Currently, the sales and marketing team is in one large open room.  “It will be an adjustment at first” said Lori Butler, Vice President of Sales, “but we are looking forward to the beautiful new space!”