About the Company:
The Longaberger Company is a globally renowned manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets and offers other home and lifestyle products, including pottery, wrought iron, fabric accessories, and specialty foods. Located in the heart of Ohio, it is a primary employer in the local area.
The company distributes their products to approximately 45,000 independent consultants located throughout the U.S.A.
The Longaberger corporate headquarters is a well-known landmark and a brilliant example of novelty architecture. Longaberger HQ is uniquely shaped as the basket product that the company is nationally recognized for.
Due to the decline in economy value, the Longaberger Company had just sold one of their bigger buildings to move across the industrial park into one of their smaller facilities.
The Duct and fitting on the building was roughly ten years old, so it was time for a modification project. The goal was to find a company with expert engineers that could help with cutting cost, efficiency, and manufacturing the desired ductwork.
After hearing about what Imperial Systems had to offer from the staff at an Air Systems plant in Indiana, the Longaberger Company decided to reach out to Jeremiah Wann (president/CEO) at Imperial Systems to discuss the upcoming duct and fitting installation.
The Longaberger Company decided to go with Imperial Systems because of cost and what the company had to offer as far as design, layout, and their expert knowledge as a complete systems manufacturer.
The duct and fitting installation process began in January of 2014 and was separated into two phases. During the first phase, the Imperial Systems installation crew came and moved the existing cartridge collector and BRF to the new, down-sized, location. The second phase consisted of installing the duct and fittings.
“Imperial did a great job at looking at what our needs were and solving the issues that we had in the past. They helped us move from two big collectors down to one”, said Barry S., Longaberger plant mgr.