EXPANSION #2 – 15,000 SQ. FT. OF MANUFACTURING SPACE.
SPC needed a permanent home, so a 15,000 sq ft factory was purchased on the west side of Chicago. This purchase gave us the opportunity to rehab the building to make the production as efficient as possible.
We began a focus on designing and prototyping new products for companies that were sometimes manufactured overseas by our clients. Our designs went from drawings to samples that were photographed, consumer tested in Chicago, then small and medium runs, usually 25,000 units and under. As growth of the products continued, patterns were sent to client’s factories for production overseas.
Designing “lines” for our clients to meet the ever changing needs. A line of bags for commuters was contracted that would suite different needs, including some insulated compartments, areas for shoes, areas for files, books.
The reality of offshore manufacturing hit SPC, so we refocused to find a new niche. We knew we could not compete with South American countries on price, but we knew we could focus on quality and delivery. Our new niche was born.