Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has announced its plans to expand operations through the construction of a new 350,000 sqft manufacturing and distribution facility. This not only allows the company to achieve its plans for growth, but enables it to consolidate current operations and bring its team together into one facility.
The company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, September 23 to kick-off the construction of the new building, which will be built on a 20 acre site in Woodridge, IL.
In 2010, Orbus merged with its sister brand Nimlok. This move is the last step in the consolidation of its Illinois-based operations, and combines the company’s custom exhibit manufacturing capabilities with its portable display production and distribution. Not only will the consolidation improve efficiencies and reduce duplication, but it will support the company in establishing a unified corporate culture.
“Our staff is the lifeblood of our business and key to our success,” said Giles Douglas, President & CEO of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group. “It was critical for us to minimize the impact to our employees with this decision. Much time was invested to select a location that our employees can get to easier and faster.”
Additionally, the search for an existing structure that would accommodate the company’s 350 employees and subsequent requirements for office, manufacturing, distribution and parking proved to be challenging.
“Having the opportunity to build a new building gives us great options to organize and plan for the growth of the business,” Douglas said. “We are thankful to be in a position to do so and have great excitement and expectations for what we can achieve with unified operations.”
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group prides itself as being the trade’s “one-stop-shop” for clients for everything displays – from portable signs and display products to custom solutions.