GLADSTONE, MICHIGAN (June 4, 2012) VanAire, Inc. has announced the consolidation of its Houston, Texas location into the company’s original Gladstone, Michigan production facility.
“The decision to consolidate is a reflection of the commitment we have to our customers, our Gladstone employees, and the Delta County economy” stated VanAire C.E.O. Bill VanDeVusse. “Our workforce here has earned this through their dedication and outstanding work ethic.”
VanAire’s sales through May of this year are up over 30 percent compared to 2011. The consolidation is designed to allow the company to better serve its customer base with greater efficiency and improved use of its resources.
Preparations have been underway at the Gladstone plant to accommodate the additional machinery. The welding and shipping areas have been moved and expanded and layout of the balance of the plant has been reorganized. Equipment and inventory from the Houston location will be transported by truck and is scheduled to begin arriving in Gladstone on Monday, June 18.
As a result of the consolidation, positions have been added and training is already underway in the areas of CNC machining, welding, CAD and engineering. The company plans to continue hiring additional workers once the equipment is operational.
VanAire manufactures valve automation hardware, waste water treatment and by-product recovery systems, and cement chutes. In 2005, the company was named one of Michigan’s Top 50 Companies to watch. The Delta County manufacturer distributes their products throughout North America and regularly exports to China, Finland and India.