New State-of-the-Art Applegate Plant Starts Production in Georgia!
What a perfect match-up! They say timing is everything. Not only does Applegate open up its new 100,000 square foot plant in Eastanollee, Georgia, Norm Alger, with 25 years of experience, joins Applegate as our Southeastern Regional Sales Manager.
Why a new insulation plant when the housing market is upside down?
· Give you better service
· Deliver the quality product you expect from Applegate in every load
· Reduce your lead-times
· Greater production capacity to serve you during peak demand
· Room to grow
Some highlights of our new high-tech facility:
· 100,000 square feet on twenty acres
· Increased capacity – nearly twice that of our old facility
· State-of-the-art process controls
· Fully automated packaging and wrapping system
· Automated dual feed and sort system for cleaner product
“I am very proud of the effort put in by Marvin Johnson, our R&D Manager, and Randy Beckett, our plant manager. Having seen more cellulose insulation plants than I can remember, this facility takes the entire cellulose insulation manufacturing process to the next level. The direction to the team was ‘Build the best so we can offer the best!” and these guys did it. This is a perfect example of our long-term commitment to the growth of our company and the cellulose insulation industry,” says Terry Applegate, President & CEO.
Our Company Position: Applegate Insulation has been in business since 1978 and we have seen it all – significant changes in federal and state regulations, hundreds of plant closures, competitors come and go, and at least 3 recessions. Instead of closing plants during this latest downturn like some of our competitors have done, we will continue to take the contrarian view by:
- Constantly upgrading our facilities, equipment, and processes
- Developing new products and formulations
- Hiring the best personnel
- Expanding beyond our six locations
Why do we take this view? It has taken us to #2 in our industry. We were confident in 1978 and are only more so now. Cellulose insulation is here to stay and so is Applegate Insulation.
"For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God." Hebrews 3:4