The decision to move was made last summer. The location and shop space was chosen by end of fall. December 2010/January 2011 was our target move time, since most of our Ecowoodies are busy with the holiday selling season. The challenge was to keep some sort of production going for customers who needed product produced. So it was decided, it would be done in stages. First the office and office staff would be moved into place. Then a small working shop and inventory of wood and hangers. Then the final "big move".
Leaving Mount Shasta
After months of planning and five truckloads, Ecowood Displays has finally (and completely) landed in Sonoma, CA. The last truck was unloaded this morning. Our new shop (photos to come) is twice the size of our old facility and much closer to our suppliers, which will allow us to better serve our customers. Our transportation vendors will no longer have to contend with snow and we will have pick up service available to us five days a week! Turn around times will be quicker with our new spray booth and drying room. No more need to stoke up the fire to get your displays to dry!
Arrival this morning (with our Camp Pendleton redwood on the back)
Ready to unload
And the really good news for you? You now have an open invitation to come and visit us in Sonoma Valley Wine Country whenever you are in the area. Want to come pick up your orders? We will have a Will Call department to serve you.
Although this is a new place for Ecowood Displays, our parent company, Plexus Pacific Industries, was started in Sonoma back in 1982. So for us, we have come home and full circle. We look forward to becoming a good citizen to our, now local, market of retailers and to the community of Sonoma.
Be sure to let us know when you will be in town. Cheers for now!
Don & Colette
The Head Ecowoodies