Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, is thrilled to announce it has relocated into a state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Phoenix.
The mixed-use building, located near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road (4565 West Watkins Street), will feature an 18,000-square-foot production area, 18,000 square feet set aside for storage and warehouse space, and 14,000 square feet dedicated to office space. APF President and CEO Daniel Owen says the new facility will enable the company to:
- Enhance training by offering more interactive presentations and demonstrations highlighting product value and application techniques.
- Improve and streamline operations, including the strategic location of loading docks that help improve processes for order pickup, truck deliveries and organizing finished goods.
- Increase production output. The additional square footage means APF can add more equipment, perform more runs at once and accommodate larger production runs to meet higher demand.
“It’s incredibly humbling to walk through such an expansive and modern facility. I’ve been committed to the operations and growth of this company since I was a child, and to see this vision realized is among the greatest accomplishments of my career,” said Owen. “We have an incredible team that’s deeply committed to integrity and customer service, and this facility will enable us to perform our jobs even better, innovate more and expand further.”
The construction was a collaborative design-build project among APF, Sun State Builders and Winton Architects.
“We were honored to be selected as the general contractor to deliver APF’s first design-build project,” said Andrea Piering, senior project manager for Sun State Builders. “The owners had such clear visions of what the facility would look and function like, and it was a pleasure to make those visions a reality.”
APF is best known for industry-leading, high-performance concrete coating systems for industrial environments, such as military bases, aircraft hangars, government buildings, hazardous areas, food and beverage production facilities, healthcare facilities and other demanding environments. Last year, APF acquired Super-Krete International, LLC. Now Super-Krete® Products, the brand thrives as APF’s decorative concrete and concrete repair division.
APF has two additional production facilities in Texas and California that currently support Super-Krete Products. Plans are underway to expand and upgrade each of these facilities so the company can produce a wider range of APF products and systems.
“This is an incredibly exciting time at APF. Our rapid expansion is ultimately the result of providing the highest level of customer service and developing quality products that customers demand,” said Owen. “No matter how far and fast we grow, we pledge to remain true to our original mission and operate with the highest level of integrity.”