We're excited to announce the official grand opening of our recently expanded US headquarters on September 27 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Export, PA. With the completion of the project, which doubled the size of our facility, we have proudly created a beautiful showroom and model distribution center to support the needs of our US business.
“Since breaking ground on the project in late 2014, we have greatly anticipated the day when our vision would become reality,” said Larry Browder, CEO. “I am proud to say that this project has achieved everything we had hoped, and more. Thanks to the hard work of everyone who helped in the development and construction of the building, our ability to support the needs of our customers is stronger than ever. We look forward to sharing this celebration with all those who have helped us along the way.”
An expansive new warehouse addition doubles the already unmatched inventory capabilities of the facility. We proudly meet customers’ demands across the country within a few days. Cutting-edge lighting technology and daylight harvesting in the warehouse underscores our dedication to environmental stewardship. The redesigned facility also includes flow-through shipping and receiving, which helps to streamline operations.
An in-house production department is another facet that sets the facility apart. We employ a skilled team that cuts and packages certain products in house. Fundamental marketing materials including premium point of sale samples, and consumer take home samples also are produced on site.
“The Karndean Brand is synonymous with quality, so it is imperative that our samples reflect that same premium image,” said Browder. “Producing our own samples on site allows us to do just that.”
The project also included a redesigned showroom. Featuring our entire product portfolio, a specifier’s library for commercial projects, and spectacular designs, the showroom embodies the endless possibilities of designflooring.
“This showroom has been designed as a value-added service to our retail and commercial partners here in the Pittsburgh area,” said Browder. “It is here as a design resource for them to use with their customers to create beautiful designflooring.”
Named as one of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Top Workplaces from 2012–2016 and one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies from 2013–2016, we are proud to serve as an important employer in the region. The expansion project has strengthened our status as a key employer by creating jobs at all levels of the organization.