Charity was very helpful in this process and gave us good information to keep us pointed in the right direction.
After meeting with the company and getting a better understanding of their needs, Stevens presented numerous solutions to Hartley to use their existing facility. Hartley said, “After looking at each of these options and talking with Charity, it became apparent that there were too many limitations to account for our impending growth in the existing facility. So we began planning what we would want if we were to move our company to a new location with a clean slate”
Not long after, Hartley purchased an industrial tract two miles away from the existing location, and he, Stevens, and the rest of the Robin team began creating the ideal space for their new plant. The plans include moving their current equipment and 15 new pieces of custom equipment, that will allow them to increase their present production quantities and provide them the opportunity to expand into other markets. Stevens analysis shows the new equipment will allow a 50 percent growth in production.
In May 2019, Hartley announced that Robin will break ground for the new facility at the end of the year and that Robin’s workforce will also increase significantly.