Founded by Susie Walsh and Greg Weekes in 1982, Eastern Metal Supply started with just 5 employees and has since grown to employ over 450. Our single Florida location has also turned into nine nation-wide service centers, totaling over 800,000 square feet of distribution and manufacturing space, and over 18 million pounds of inventory.
For 30 years, EMS has earned a reputation throughout the United States as a first-class supplier of aluminum products based upon the principles of service and quality. At EMS our goals are three-fold; to serve our customers profitably through the sale of high quality aluminum products; to provide a healthy work environment for our employees; and to make a positive contribution to our communities.
Positioned strategically throughout the United States, EMS services the entire United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In the Eastern 2/3rds of the US many of our customers receive frequent delivery of their orders on our company trucks manned by company drivers. Our Corporate Office in Lake Worth, FL stands at 143,000 square feet. We also have a 112,000 square foot Hurricane Shutter Products Distribution and Manufacturing Center in West Palm Beach and a 160,000 square foot warehouse in Lakeland. EMS Florida is comprised of over 400,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space and serve the state of Florida, Southern Alabama and the Caribbean.
Our NC facility, located in Charlotte, was opened in 1989 and stands at 112,000 square feet. EMS North Carolina serves the Southeastern, Midatlantic, and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. In an effort to reach more customers, we opened a 35,000 square foot distribution center in Newark, DE and our newest addition: a 35,000 square foot distribution center in Birmingham, AL.
To increase our western footprint we opened EMS Texas in Houston in 1995. Due to a rapid increase in sales, we expanded our TX location to 100,000 square feet. A new expansion in TX will be complete in mid 2013. EMS TX serves the Southwestern United States, Mexico and Central America.
In 1999 EMS Missouri opened in St. Louis. EMS MO serves the Midwest and Northwestern United States west of Ohio and Western Canada. EMS MO acquired 7 acres of land in St Charles, MO and has completed construction of a new facility at 68,000 sq ft. An additional 45,000+ sq feet of warehouse space will be added as demand increases with a total build of 114,000 sq ft. The move allows for increased productivity, expanded inventory, additional space for a future fabrication center, as well as accommodate future growth for increased distribution.
EMS FL and EMS TX now offer sophisticated fabrication solutions. We can work with your engineers and designers to help reduce your start-up time by using our Solid Works (CAD) software and many types of fabrication machinery.
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Flesher Windows, a manufacturer of aluminum and vinyl impact windows and doors. We re-branded it Eastern Architectural Systems and offer Earthwise Windows, the only vinyl impact window in the State of Florida with the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. We also offer additional quality impact windows and doors that offer energy efficiency, security and hurricane protection.
"Just-In-Time Delivery" is the backbone of our business today. Stocking inventory and shipping it as needed not only saves our customers valuable space to be used for more profitable endeavors other than storing metal, it improves cash flow as well. It's also assurance that the products they need will be there when they need them. We also have our own fleet of over 75 trucks to ensure reliable service within our delivery areas.
We take pride in our employees and the service they provide to our customers. It is because of them that we are a successful company today and we sincerely appreciate their efforts and dedication. Service and quality are the keys to our success and will always be our main priorities. As a result, in the thirty years we have been in business we have earned a reputation as a first class supplier of aluminum products.
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