Blessed to Keep Progressing
To our Valued Customers,
Another year has come and gone. While we have celebrated with family and friends through a wonderful holiday season, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year while also providing a glimpse of the coming future for Gresco. With the many blessings that Gresco witnessed throughout the year, we have been able to grow as a company in multiple ways. As a trusted partner, I would like to highlight a few growth areas that occurred in 2018:
We are grateful to have had 40 new hires join the Gresco team in 2018. This is a 17 percent employee increase overall!
As most of you are aware, construction has been underway at three of our locations: Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Below is a chart detailing the square footage increase of each warehouse and office space. We are happy to report that most of our construction at each location is either complete or just a few months away from completion!
- See photos from our Alabama location
- See photos from our Georgia location
- See photos from our Florida location
Total Square Footage
|Location||Before Expansion (sq. ft.)||After Expansion (sq. ft.)|
|Dothan, AL: Overhang Space||500||10,000|
|Dothan, AL: Yard Space||25,000||30,000|
|Georgia Warehouse: Enclosed Space||60,000||90,000|
|Georgia Warehouse: Overhang/Extra Space||20,000||30,000|
|Georgia Warehouse: Pallet Locations||1,152||2,836|
|Florida Warehouse: Enclosed Space||48,750||78,750|
|Florida Warehouse: Overhang Space||16,250||26,250|
|Florida Warehouse: Pallet Locations||940||2,672|
We know that each of you are working tirelessly before, during, and in the aftermath of a storm. With you, Gresco dedicated an additional 2,225 hours of overtime during storm restoration. In addition, our teams recorded 16,000-line items for the month of October; our monthly average is typically 5,300. Thank you for trusting Gresco to provide the services and material you need to get the job done.
Gresco’s lighting team has been working hard over the years to develop, build, and provide you with the services and material necessary for your lighting projects. With incredibly hard work and dedication, our four-person lighting team has shaped tremendous sales growth in recent years. From 2014 to 2018, our Lighting sales have increased by 205 percent! Thank you for allowing us to enhance Gresco’s lighting knowledge through the working partnerships with each of you.
2019 is sure to be another great year! As we continue to grow and expand our team and locations, we are also working to grow our sales channel capabilities. This year, we will be launching our first ever Digital Commerce platform for you, our customers, to shop online. The online portal will allow you to research product information, request a quote, and shop in real-time. I am looking forward to sharing more details with you on this new website as we approach our launch date.
From all of us at Gresco, thank you for your continued support and dedicated partnerships. 2018 was a fantastic year, and I am looking forward to another blessed year with each of you!
Have a great year!