This past November, during one of our highest seasons, the GoVacuum staff packed up its stuff, and the company’s entire inventory and moved warehouses. We simply reached our capacity at our warehouse in Sterling, Virginia and had to move into a bigger space to make sure we could continue to accommodate all of our customers’ orders. Thanks to the perseverance and hard work of our staff, we didn’t even have to disrupt our shipping services for even one day!
Over the past few months, we have been excited to move into this new state-of-the-art facility in Chantilly, Virginia. With 5,000 square feet, we can now handle customer orders more quickly and efficiently. I’m posting some pictures of the new warehouse for your enjoyment.
We also published a press release, inviting everyone to our Grand Opening on February 7th, 2009. All are welcome! Check out the press release below:
Unprecedented Growth Necessitates GoVacuum Relocation to Chantilly Warehouse
Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Festivities on February 7
CHANTILLY, VA–(Marketwire – February 4, 2009) – GoVacuum, a leading retailer of vacuum cleaners and accessories, will celebrate the grand opening of a brand new state-of-the-art warehouse on Saturday, February 7. The new facility in Chantilly, at 14500-G Lee Road, is a significant upgrade over the company’s previous location in Sterling; with 5,000 square feet, it is approximately three times the size of its predecessor.
GoVacuum posted a dramatic sales increase despite adverse economic conditions last year and the Sterling location could no longer handle the increased amount of business. With two shipping stations, the new warehouse can process twice as many orders as the old facility. The site also has a dedicated sales and marketing office, which allows the company to house its sales personnel under one roof.
“Since we moved last November,” commented Bill Anand, CEO of GoVacuum, “the new facility has exceeded all of our expectations. Above all, customers are going to benefit the most.”
The move is a milestone for the locally owned company, which started in 1976 with just one brick-and-mortar store. In 1999, the company launched a Web site that allowed it to reach a national consumer base. Since then, the company has been growing in sales volume and product selection, necessitating the move to a larger, more efficient space.
To celebrate the move to the new facility, GoVacuum is extending an invitation to the general public and media to a grand opening celebration at noon on February 7th to thank its customers. The company will be providing complimentary food and beverages and tours of the warehouse. All guests will also receive a complimentary gift.
For additional information about GoVacuum or Saturday’s grand opening celebration, contact Chris Jones at 1-866-468-2288. You can also visit GoVacuum’s retail stores, Vacuums Unlimited.
About GoVacuum and Vacuums Unlimited — Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years, Vacuums Unlimited currently has four retail locations in the suburban Washington, D.C. area, and ships popular vacuums and hard-to-find replacement parts to customers across the United States (and to military bases around the world) through its Internet subsidiary, GoVacuum.com. Retail locations are located in Fairfax, Vienna, Herndon, and Chantilly.
Vacuums Unlimited and GoVacuum sell a full range of vacuum cleaners, air cleaners, bags, belts, filters, parts and accessories for brand names such as Miele, Riccar, SEBO, Kirby, Electrolux, Hoover, Haan, Eureka, Powr-Flite, IQAir, Blueair, Roomba, AirFree, Bissell, Bosch, Dirt Devil, Earlex, Karcher, Koblenz, Ladybug, Love-Less Ash Fireplace Vacs, Lindhaus, Oreck, Royal, Rainbow, Sanitaire, and more.
Unlike “Big Box” or department stores, Vacuums Unlimited and GoVacuum have truly knowledgeable sales associates who specialize in vacuums and air cleaners. They are able to offer real advice, frank comparisons, and expert recommendations for both commercial and household needs. Bilingual operators (English/Spanish) are available seven days a week at 1-866-GoVacuum (468-2288).