Allmand Bros. this week unveiled plans for a significant expansion to its manufacturing facility in Holdrege, Neb. The approximately $3 million expansion will feature a 40,000-square-foot addition to the present building, as well as the acquisition of 17 additional acres for parking and finished goods storage. Construction will begin within the next two months, and is expected to be fully operational before the end of the year.
Citing increased customer demand for its products and a reliable forecast for this demand to continue, company president Matt Allmand said, “This expansion will allow us to not only increase production but to also hopefully reduce the lead-time for our products from the current 16-17 weeks to a more manageable four weeks or so.”
This increased production will also require adding a number of new employees. The new addition will house an enlarged fabrication area adding a new higher-speed laser cutting machine and a new press brake to the existing laser, press brake, plasma cutter and other fabrication equipment to be located in the new area.
The expansion will allow work that is currently being done by outside metal fabricators to be brought in-house, allowing greater control over the scheduling and quality of manufactured components.
Allmand Brothers is a leading manufacturer of Allmand portable light towers, jobsite heaters, trailer-mounted arrow boards and Port-A-Lite light stands.