New location consolidates administration offices, showcases metal products with holes as interior design features
TAMPA, FL - April 25, 2006 - McNichols Company announced today the relocation of its corporate headquarters to The Pointe on Tampa Bay at Tampa's Rocky Point. McNichols' home office had been in company-owned buildings in Tampa's Westshore business district since 1978. Moving to the 35,000 sq. ft. leased space on the 7th and 9th floors of the waterfront office building allows the company to consolidate administrative offices, accommodate future growth and integrate its metal products with holes into the headquarters' interior design.
McNichols, a family-owned and operated business, is the nation's leading supplier of metal products with holes, serving domestic and international markets. This is the fourth office space expansion for the $140 million company, which had been headquartered for 28 years in company-owned buildings on West Gray Street. The company is selling its vacated properties.
The new headquarters address is 2502 North Rocky Pointe Drive, Suite 950, Tampa, Florida 33607-1421.
The phone number (813) 282-3828 remains the same.
By incorporating its own products - perforated and expanded metal, wire cloth and all types of grating and flooring materials - into its office interiors, McNichols is creating a unique "metal with holes environment" expected to attract customers, suppliers and potential employees from around the country.
"We say the headquarters have been McNicholized!" said Herb Goestchius, McNichols president. While sales to the industrial and manufacturing sector remain the backbone of McNichols' business, the growing demand for its metal with holes from the architectural and design community opened the door to show how its products are used in interior design and space planning applications. Company officials say the design industry is attracted to the products for their hi-tech look and durability. Industrial and manufacturing customers use McNichols products for equipment parts and construction.
"Showcasing our 'Hole Products' in a modern hi-tech environment that overlooks a spectacular vista of Tampa Bay creates a 'facility charisma' that will draw customers and suppliers from all of our market sectors - including designers," said Goetschius.
The metal with holes products are assimilated into the interior walls, columns, fixtures, furnishings, and decorative accessories and combined with fabrics and wall coverings that replicate the product images. More than a year of planning and renovation was necessary to accommodate the staff and custom interiors, which will be completed this summer. Meanwhile, the company's 100 corporate employees are operating in the new space as the work is finalized.
In addition to the executive team, the headquarters office includes personnel from advertising and marketing, quality and information services, purchasing, accounting, credit and employee services. The departments had previously operated in 29,000 sq. ft. spread throughout three building locations. McNichols continues to operate its 27,000 sq. ft. Tampa sales and distribution center at Corporate Lake Park located north of Tampa International Airport.
McNichols Co., founded in 1952, is the nation's leading supplier of metal products with holes. Famous for its same-day shipping program, McNichols provides perforated and expanded metal, wire cloth and all types of grating and flooring to customers worldwide. Driven by a strong family legacy and catalog and Internet marketing, the company serves numerous industries from 23 locations throughout the United States and Mexico, including 17 service centers and 6 field offices.
McNichols Co. established its corporate presence in the Tampa Bay Area in 1978 when the corporate headquarters were relocated from Cleveland, Ohio, to Tampa. McNichols Company actively maintains the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard for each of its domestic service centers. For more information on McNichols Co., visit www.mcnichols.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kristen Vecellio, Communications Specialist
Phone: (813) 282-3828, ext. 2128
Herb Goetschius, President
Phone: (813) 282-3828, ext. 2102