ELGIN, Ill.—Fabric Images, Inc.® is announcing the expansion and relocation of its headquarters in Elgin, Illinois. The newly built facility will provide the increased logistics and fabrication capacity required to meet the growing global demand for printed tensioned fabric displays and architecture produced in the marketplace today.
The expansion of the headquarters includes a 200,000-square-foot building addition that will house research, engineering, logistics and the latest in print, welding and sewing technology for fabrication production.
"The demands for faster production and larger projects demands a larger facility to meet the increased need of our clients," said President/CEO of Fabric Images®, Inc., Marco Alvarez. "They are asking more of us as a partner and supplier of printed tensioned fabric displays and solutions to assist in a wider variety of services and offerings. This requires more space to accommodate these requests."
"The expansion of our Elgin plant is part of our overall operational repositioning," said Gordon Hill, Vice- President of Fabric Images®, Inc., "By expanding our facility and production here, we have realize operational efficiencies that will lower our cost structure, shorten our production-to-delivery cycle and enhance our long-term competitiveness. The additional manufacturing facility is being equipped with new state-of-the-art equipment, as well as 16ft wide dye sublimation printers, that will produce a full range of new offerings for our clients in tradeshow, events, museums, retail and architecture."
Fabric Images®, Inc., currently employs roughly 125 full-time workers in Elgin, Illinois and in the domestic United States. In the past year, the company has also added manufacturing operations in Mexico and Italy to meet the needs of Central America and Europe. In the future, FI's plans include expanding operations to Asia, South America and the Middle East.
About Fabric Images, Inc.®: Since 1992 Fabric Images, Inc. ® has been a premier supplier for fabricating and printing of tensioned fabric architecture for the retail, museum, architectural, and exhibit design communities. They are also a leading manufacturer of lightweight, digitally printed fabric tension structures. FI is a family-owned and minority-operated business. For more information, visit Fabric Images, Inc., at www.fabricimages.com, or contact Leo Boczar, Director of Communications, at 800/228-9223.