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Tropitone expands California headquarters, manufacturing facility
IRVINE, Calif. - Tropitone Furniture Company announced it is expanding into 4 Marconi, in Irvine, Calif., across the street from its current headquarters and manufacturing facility located at 5 Marconi. The combination of 4 Marconi and 5 Marconi will increase by 25% the company's square footage in Irvine.
Tropitone intends to have the new facility fully operational during the first quarter of 2014, according to a press release.
"A critical component of Tropitone's strategy is to provide a nimble response to continuously evolving customer requirements," said Cap Hendrix, president and CEO of Tropitone. "In 1970, 16 years after Tropitone began in Sarasota, Fla., we established a facility in Orange County, Calif., providing the bi-coastal presence we enjoy today.
"We believe that a responsive business model based upon the principles of close-to-market, manufacture-to-order and short-cycle-time creates unique value in the marketplace. This significant expansion of our presence in Southern California strengthens our dedication to providing customers what they want, when they want it."
Tropitone's current headquarters and primary West Coast manufacturing facility is located at 5 Marconi, Irvine, Calif. The new 4 Marconi facility is a combination of office, light manufacturing and warehouse space. The company plans to focus the 5 Marconi facility on manufacturing operations and closely associated support services. Some corporate services will also remain at 5 Marconi.
Four Marconi will be dedicated to product design and development, marketing, sales and corporate support such as finance and executive. The new facility will also include a product showroom. The warehouse space will serve as the company's warehousing and logistics center for long-lead-time materials.
"Our facilities are located in the Irvine Spectrum area of Orange County," Hendrix said. "We are part of a master plan that seamlessly integrates transportation, housing, offices, manufacturing, warehousing, retailing, restaurants, entertainment and parks into a cohesive community. Space in this area is highly desirable and very much in demand. We are very fortunate to have found a space perfectly suited for Tropitone's needs literally across the street from our current facility."