Plans Grand Opening for Sydney, Australia, Facility
Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has announced the grand
opening of the company's new warehouse and distribution center in
Sydney, Australia, will take place on November 5.
"The construction of this new state-of-the-art facility marks
our commitment to our Australian customers," says Donald E. Friese,
chief executive officer. "It is a big step for us, and one of which
we are quite proud. We consider Australia to be a major growth market
and very important to our own advancement as the leading supplier
to the glass industry. We plan to apply the same good business practices
and dedication to the customer that we have established here in
North America. This new facility will raise our level of service
to our Australian customers, and provide them with easy access to
our diverse line of over 38,000 products."
The new warehouse features new shipping equipment and computer
systems for quick delivery to customers. The service counter will
allow customers to pick up orders onsite, and the showroom will
display some of the company's newest products, including full-size
working models of CRL's architectural hardware products, frameless
shower door hardware, railing systems and transaction security hardware.
This newly constructed 55,000-square-foot facility is located in
the growing southwestern area of Sydney, close to many of the major
glass companies, according to information from the company.
"CRL already has a long-standing presence in North America and
Europe," Friese adds. "Our goal is to make CRL a major factor in
the glass and architectural hardware marketplace in Australia. This
is the first of several branches we plan to open in this country.
We are very pleased to be extending our capabilities to Australia
and the Sydney area."
Luke Collins, the Managing Director of C.R. Laurence Australia,
will direct the branch operation. He has more than 12 years of experience
in the glass industry. The assistant manager is Dominic North, and
Nathan Ungaro is the sales manager.
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