Moving on Up: Monarch Brands Expands to New HQ
Monarch Brands recently announced the move of their headquarters to Northeast Philadelphia. The company is expanding from its current location in Southwest Philadelphia to a 300,000-square-foot facility on Norcom Road, according to a news release.
Founded as A&B Wiper Supply in 1947, the company started in professional wiping rags and has since diversified into many commercial and consumer textile lines, as well as industrial and linen supply lines. The company rebranded as Monarch Brands in 2015 to better reflect these diverse product offerings.
“We are proud to be at a point in our firm’s history where we can make this move, and drive capital efficiencies for years to come,” said Hal Kanefsky, president of Monarch Brands. “This will allow us to grow without compromising our goal of delivering quality and value to our customers.”
The new location will allow the company to consolidate three East Coast warehouses. The move, along with the implementation of a new “pick-and-pack” system, quadrupled dock space, and a new four-tier roll-back racking system, should streamline operations and ensure efficiency now, and well into the future. The move is scheduled for completion by May 1.