Washington State-based Simpson Door Co. has opened a distribution and light manufacturing facility in Ensley. It’s the third location for Simpson Door, which was founded in 1912, and the company plans to use it as a gateway to the Southeastern market.
The 30,000-square-foot facility is the company’s third but its first outside of Washington State. It represents a $35,000 capital investment with three new jobs. The company has 280 total employees.
“The biggest reason for our new facility in Birmingham is logistics,” says Brad Loveless, marketing manager for Simpson. “Having a warehouse in Birmingham logistically allows us to get products to the Southeast more efficiently, quicker and as a better price for customers. Any production facility that is close by logistically helps everyone throughout the channel, from the lumberyard all the way down to the homeowner.”
The Ensley facility opened earlier this year and is already working well for the company.
“We are starting to see success in having the facility in terms of profitability,” says Loveless.