Findlay, Ohio-based engraving substrate manufacturer Rowmark announces that it has moved the Phoenix offices of LaserBits, a seller of laser-engravable products that it acquired in August of 2015, to the recently expanded Johnson Plastics branch office warehouse also located in that city. Rowmark acquired Johnson Plastics in June 2015.
The move made sense because the larger Johnson Plastics facility now has the space to accommodate LaserBits, creating a more efficient operation all around, Rowmark says.
“We are very fortunate to be growing and expanding our businesses in the Phoenix area,” says Rich Zydonik, Rowmark’s vice president of global sales and business development. “We believe that bringing our employees together in one location will improve the interaction and the collaboration of our talented workforce and strengthen our ability to provide customers with the best experience and value in products for professional engraving and lasering.”
The Phoenix warehouse was modernized to accommodate more vertical stocking locations in order to improve the speed of order picking and packing. Zydonik cites an evolving market where customers desire a one-stop-shop for their product needs.
"In the coming months, customers will have the opportunity to order all shared and common products via a single web platform,” he adds.
The Phoenix warehouse is the first of several planned upgrades to the Johnson Plastics distribution model, according to Zydonik. Rowmark plans to re-tool other locations to offer more products and services in the coming months.
Phoenix is one of eight locations in the U.S. for Johnson Plastics, which distributes engravable sheet materials, sublimation products and related accessories. Aside from its Phoenix headquarters, LaserBits has one other branch location near Columbus, Ohio.