Meridian expands fabrication and assembly facilities
Meridian, a kiosk manufacturer and software developer, has announced that it is expanding its fabrication and assembly facilities to achieve economies of scale. The expansion is scheduled to be completed this summer.
"The additional manufacturing lines allow for production planning flexibility, leading to better turnaround times for customer orders," senior project manager Amanda Jordan said in the press release.
Meridian designs, engineers, fabricates, assembles, deploys and supports self-service solutions from its 13-acre headquarters in North Carolina. The 15,000 square-foot expansion will provide more space for assembly and fabrication teams, three additional shipping docks, and secure storage lockers. The renovation adds 15,000 square feet of assembly space and 10,000 additional square feet of space for fabrication.
"As production output increases, costs per unit decrease, which allows better materials cost management," Jordan said.
Meridian considered adding a building or renovating the oldest part of their facility, which dates back to the early 1900s.
"We decided to renovate the existing space as it would connect to our sales and marketing team's offices," Meridian founder and CEO Chris Gilder said. "As Meridian continues to grow, so do our space demands. We needed more room for both fabrication and assembly. To accompany the physical expansion, we have also begun a migration to SAP to allow for significant scalability, visibility and control improvements to our manufacturing, sales and accounting system. This also allows us to directly link to many of our larger clients' systems for seamless ordering and project management processes."