March 27, 2007 > Glacier Bay, Inc. explains move to Union City
Glacier Bay, Inc. explains move to Union City
Union City - March 21 - Glacier Bay, Inc., developer and manufacturer of eco-friendly OSSA Powerlite diesel-electric propulsion systems and climate control technology, is moving its corporate headquarters and production facilities to Union City, California.
Glacier Bay has experienced a period of rapid growth, more than tripling its staff in nine months, and plans to continue at this explosive rate over the next three years. With the OSSA Powerlite and new variable-capacity HVAC systems moving to full commercialization, expanding office and production space had been a top priority in recent months.
"We are seeing a huge increase in demand for our clean technology energy products in the marine industry and transportation sectors. This new building will support a major expansion of our operations," stated Kevin Alston, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. At more than 60,000 sq. ft., the new facility quadruples the size of the previous Oakland facility.
The new location "is attractive for employees and their families," Alston observed, "We are thrilled with the new facility. It's in a commercial district with easy access to major highways, the San Mateo Bridge and the West Bay. Union City is centrally located and lets us easily recruit from the huge pool of high tech workers in Silicon Valley."
Extensive upgrades to the building reflect the latest infrastructure and technology. Russell Whitney, Chief Operating Officer, detailed some the transformations: "We built new office suites, a showroom to display our products, new labs for our engineers...Production work areas were designed to support 'lean manufacturing systems' capable of scaling up production by a factor of 50."
In explaining the company's expansion and positioning for a leadership role in environmental technology, Alston summed it up this way, "The future of Glacier Bay is huge. With excellent long term investors now secured, a powerful set of clean technology products ideal for our energy-constrained world and now a wonderful facility that meets our expansion needs into the next decade, Glacier Bay is truly poised for greatness."
About Glacier Bay, Inc.
Glacier Bay, Inc., founded in 1991, is an internationally recognized R&D and manufacturing leader of DC power management technologies, advanced climate control and sound reduction products. Glacier Bay's deep commitment to the environment has been a cornerstone of the company and is visible in leading-edge developments throughout its product line.
For more information visit www.glacierbay.com