PARAGOULD, AR — Allen Engineering Corporation (AEC) dedicated and opened its new 34,000-square-foot Distribution Center (DC) and 4,500-square-foot Training Facility today at its factory and headquarters.
This brand new distribution facility combines three separate warehouse locations into one. The facility also includes new offices for AEC Logistics, Product Support, and Quality Management. The Distribution Center (which is adjacent to the AEC Factory) contains nished goods warehousing, service parts warehousing, product packaging, and shipping operations in one self-contained building. This new facility represents a total investment of $1.7M.
The brand new training and meeting facility is located on a mezzanine over the AEC Factory Floor. This new facility was designed to host 100 plus people at one time. It includes three separate meetings areas plus full-service employee break area. The training facility is fully ADA compliant with elevator access to the Mezzanine. It also contains smart meeting rooms with video conferencing and other capabilities. This facility was designed for AEC’s many in-house and industry training events and meetings held at its HQ throughout the year. Just this week, the facility was host to the Allen Concrete College with over 60 guests in attendance. This new facility represents a total investment of $300K.
With the addition of the Distribution Center, AEC’s manufacturing and warehouse space now totals 173K-square-feet and its office and training space now totals 18K-square-feet. With space made available by moving finished goods into the new D.C., the company is implementing a new factory floor layout in Fabrication and Assembly to improve flow and efficiency. AEC has also purchased and is installing a new, state of the art, 4000 Watt, Sheet Metal Laser for Fabrication at a total investment of $650K. Finally, two separate Assembly areas (Main Factory and Creek Operations) are being combined into one in the AEC Factory for improved material flow, labor utilization, and efficiency.
Allen Engineering Corporation is a designer, manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of the Allen® line of Concrete and Related Equipment that is sold across the country and around the world. The company was founded in 1964 by the husband and wife team, Dewayne and Mary Ann Allen. Over fifty years later, AEC is still a family owned and operated business run by their son, Jay, based in Paragould, AR.
Allen’s product line represents a complete system for the site-prep, placing, finishing, and paving of all types of concrete. AEC designs, manufactures, and assembles each piece of Allen Equipment to be “Contractor Tough” so it can stand up to the most challenging jobsite conditions created by concrete contractors.
Allen Engineering is a fully integrated equipment designer and manufacturer. Their in-house operations include equipment design, engineering, prototyping, testing, CNC machining, metal fabrication, laser metal cutting, welding, powder coat painting, assembly, warehousing, and distribution.