Thanks to help from the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency and the City of Victorville, Arden Companies, a Bingham Farms, Mich.-based industry leader in the manufacturing of outdoor living products and accessories, has announced that it will relocate from its existing facility to a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Victorville.
The expansion provides Arden Companies with a larger manufacturing footprint on the West Coast to further accommodate increased production and warehousing.
“It is rewarding to have a manufacturer of the caliber of Arden find greater opportunity for growth in our County. We are proud of their investment here and the jobs they have created that make a difference in the local communities,” said San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Robert Lovingood, whose First District includes Victorville.
Arden cited the support it received from the Victorville community, Victorville Mayor Gloria Garcia and the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency as outstanding during the process.
“We have been welcomed with open arms and are very appreciative for all that has been done to make this a successful transition,” said Glenn Sparschu, senior vice president of manufacturing operations for the Arden Companies. For example, the County has provided Arden and its employees with information about the Victorville area, and has supported Arden with the staffing of open positions as needed. The County’s assistance to Arden and its employees will continue throughout the transition.
Stirling Capital Investments and Stirling Chief Operating Officer Brian Parno were responsible for the development of Arden’s new state-of-the-art facility.
“This new facility is important to our long-term business strategy giving us more operational flexibility to provide exemplary service to our customers and maintain our commitment of being ‘On Time, Complete and Correct!’” Sparschu said.
“We are thrilled that the new Victorville facility is not far from our current facility, as this will afford our employees the opportunity to transfer to the new facility and continue to be part of the Arden Family,” Sparschu added.
Arden’s new Victorville manufacturing facility is scheduled to open in September 2016.
About Arden Companies
: Arden Companies is one of America’s leading manufacturers and marketers of outdoor products with 50 years of industry experience. Headquartered in Bingham Farms, Mich., Arden maintains operational centers in Fort Wayne, Ind., Amarillo, Texas, Victorville, and Sanford, N.C. with two international locations in Shenzhen, China and Taipei, Taiwan. Visit www.ardencompanies.com
to learn more.
About San Bernardino County
: Located in the heart of Southern California, an economy of 23 million people, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States. Its vast borders stretch from the greater Los Angeles area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River encompassing a total area of 20,160 square miles. Comprised of 24 cities and towns, San Bernardino County is home to more than two million residents and boasts a workforce of nearly 900,000. Its assets include an innovation corridor of close to two dozen colleges and universities supporting a strong, diverse workforce along with an unparalleled collection of roadways, runways and railways that lead to regional, national and international business centers. Visit www.SBCountyAdvantage.com