Meyer Executives, California Officials Toast Opening of Automated Systems Building
August 24, 2010,
Meyer's Stanley Cheng and Congressman John Garamendi
FAIRFIELD, Calif.-Touted as the first of its kind in the housewares industry, Meyer's new Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems building was unveiled last week in a special ceremony here, which included California Congressman John Garamendi. With a vertical rather than a traditional flat design, the building will house 66,000 pallets of kitchen products--or about 13 million pieces of cookware--as well as reduce lead times and operate around the clock.
"We outgrew the traditional warehouse," said Stanley Cheng, Meyer's chief executive officer.
Meyer already sells one out of every three cookware pieces, Cheng said, and "with this facility, Meyer will continue to grow in the U.S. We're already the largest cookware manufacturer in the U.S., and there's a chance we will become the world's largest one day."