Desktop module maker SnapCab looks to expansion
KINGSTON, ON, September 15, 2022 /CNW/ – SnapCab announced a plan to expand their Kingston, Ontario manufacturing plant, prompting a visit to Bryan Patersonthe mayor of kingston. Paterson toured the building with the CEO and founder Glenn Bostocklearn about the company’s history, culture and systems.
To meet the growing demand for private and safe workspaces from employees returning to work after the pandemic, Bostock is looking to the future by planning the expansion of the Canadian factory. The project will be undertaken using a phased approach. The company has selected a builder to work on Phase 1, which is the site plan request process. An additional 18,000 square feet is planned to be built adjacent to the existing 36,000 square foot building.
At the start of the pandemic, Bostock and his employees feared business would stall. But they redirected their energies to developing products that would be useful during a pandemic: desktop pods with proper air filtration, pods with a window divider and separate airflow for face-to-face meetings. face, and solo modules to facilitate working from home. . They also innovated a medical triage module, the SnapCab Care. The first of its kind was installed at from Kingston Covid Assessment Centre, offering privacy and focused space in a large open room.
Bostock established the company in southeast pennsylvania 39 years ago, manufacturing elevator interior panels. Over the years, he grew the business by innovating a remodeling system with interlocking panels, reducing installation times to one day, and adopting lean manufacturing methods. In a major upgrade, he extended the concept of nested panels and Lean principles to wall panels and desk module kits. SnapCab maintains a large facility in Warrington, Pennsylvania with 80 employees. In 2014, they opened a second establishment in kingston dedicated to manufacturing a variety of workspace products. They continue to focus on lean systems, innovation and meeting needs. Over the years, SnapCab has received continued support from local agencies such as the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO), as well as others. This support has been essential in connecting SnapCab to information and networking opportunities. The company has seen tremendous growth since 2018. kingston The site currently employs 43 people.
SnapCab was recently recognized for its innovative designs with HiP Winners Awards for both Meet 2 and the Work in the Workspace Pods & Wall Systems category at Chicago NeoCon®, the world’s largest commercial interior design event. At the event, SnapCab launched a new video conferencing desktop module called the Linkthat enhances video conferencing from home or the office.
Since 1983, SnapCab has been a leader in developing flexible, high-quality, and secure workspace privacy solutions and elevator car interiors for use in a variety of environments. SnapCab Workspace offers a flexible kit of designed parts with customizable frame, panels, finishes, colors, furniture, accessories and more. These isolated modules for the open office are mobile, easy to clean and can be combined with SnapCab Connects walls to transform any workplace.
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