Woodridge, Ill. – Gerber has expanded its domestic assembly and light manufacturing facilities in Laredo, Texas. Gerber has had an operational presence in the U.S. since 1932 and specifically in Laredo since 2003.
The Laredo team can now enjoy nearly 40 percent additional space to take on even more assembly and light manufacturing work. The operation focuses on assembling faucets, accessories and bath drains, in addition to light manufacturing jobs such as cutting and threading its brass tubing. All products leaving this facility are 100 percent tested on site to ensure the highest of quality, before heading to the warehouse and distribution center in Woodridge, Illinois.
“Our team in Laredo is so loyal, dedicated and hard-working,” said Bob Walsh, vice president of global supply chain for the Gerber brand. “We knew we wanted to increase our U.S. operational footprint – and in particular stay in the Laredo area so we can keep this amazing team of people and grow from here.”
According to Walsh, the new facility will allow the team to handle even more product skus of brass assembly starting the first part of August. With the enhanced location, Gerber will be able to improve lead times and responsiveness – a benefit that has wide reaching impact across its distributors, plumbers and other professionals in the plumbing products category.