Pacific Stihl, a Visalia, Calif.-based division of Stihl Inc., recently announced its second expansion in five years, thanks to the unprecedented growth of Stihl dealers in its territory.
“Our last move was meant to carry us through 10 years of anticipated growth,” said Larry Blamer, branch manager at Pacific Stihl, whose territory encompasses Stihl dealers in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. “We’ve outgrown it in five.”
The new facility, slated to open June 1, nearly triples the square footage available to Pacific Stihl to approximately 140,000 square feet on eight acres, more than doubles its dock doors from eight to 18, and enables it to continue fulfillment of dealer orders same day.
The design of the new regional headquarters will take advantage of energy efficiencies and incorporate the latest in warehouse distribution technology. It will also expand training facilities for sales and service training of Stihl dealers from the Pacific Stihl territory, including new dealer orientation, introductory service technician training, and Silver Level Stihl MasterWrench Service training.
For more information on Pacific Stihl and Stihl Inc., visit www.stihlusa.com.