Canada-based electronics and electrical components distributor, Electro Sonic of America LLC, announced a $20-million expansion that includes a new and highly automated electronic distribution centre in the Buffalo Niagara region.
“This is a bold initiative during a global economic downturn,” said Eric
Taylor, Electro Sonic’s president, “but the time is now for us to act
and seize an opportunity to improve service to existing customers,
attract new ones in rapidly growing markets and adjust to the tumultuous
economy.” He added that the “tremendous support from the Buffalo
Niagara Enterprise and other local businesses allowed [the company] to
move from idea to action very quickly.”
So far, 55 local employees have been hired to perform warehousing,
inventory management, customer service and sales functions at the
60,000-sf warehouse and 5000-sf office space in Riverview Solar
Technology Park in the Town of Tonawanda, N.Y.
Joel Rosenthal, managing director and the third-generation of the family
owned business, said a lucrative opportunity exists to seize part of
the emerging and rapidly growing industrial segment of the market, which
includes the renewable energy market.
“On December 18th our warehouse moved 55 truckloads from Toronto to the
new Tonawanda facility, involving countless hours and extraordinary
efforts from our employees and others,” said Taylor. “That’s a fantastic
accomplishment, and a direct result of cooperation, commitment and hard
work from new and existing employees, and wonderful business and
professional partners in the Buffalo Niagara region.”
Electro Sonic plans a formal opening of their Tonawanda facility
sometime in either late first quarter or early second quarter of 2010.
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