Leanne Salvatore


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Thrasher Expands Facility to Accommodate Growth

Thrasher Expands Facility to Accommodate Growth

Papillion, NE - May 7, 2010

According to the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, overall, the case for doing business in Greater Omaha remains strong. Forbes magazine recently ranked Omaha eighth among the "Best Cities for Jobs in 2008" and Nebraska as the tenth most favorable state for business. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked Omaha third among the "Top 10 Best Cities in 2008."

Thrasher and Foundation Supportworks (FSI) are both following the growth pattern other businesses are experiencing in Omaha. In fact, due to the exponential growth of Foundation Supportworks since 2008, we recently began construction of a 7,100 square foot addition to our office building. The new addition will be connected to our existing 10,000 square foot office building, will make room for FSI's growing staff, and will open up existing space for the growing Thrasher staff. The new building will also house a state-of-the-art, interactive training facility that will be able to accommodate more than 100 individuals.

In addition to creating more workstations and doubling the size of the training room, the new office features a company store and commons area with comfy couches and a wi-fi zone so that dealers can check email and surf the web during breaks.

Initial construction of the addition began on March 22nd and the project should be completed by the end of August.

This is the second expansion since Thrasher Basement Systems moved into their current facility in 2005, developing Foundation Supportworks just three years later.

In 2009, Foundation Supportworks moved their warehouse and shipping operations to a new, 27,000 square feet facility built across the street from the Thrasher-Supportworks office.

Myles Brown, FSI Shipping Coordinator, reports, “The space available within the new building makes organizing product and filling orders much easier.  We will find even more efficiencies as we install racking and shift product to make better use of the space.  Visitors are already impressed with this facility, and will be even more so.”

With construction underway on the second facility expansion, Thrasher Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks are excited for the opportunities for growth that it allows. “We didn’t think we’d ever fill the initial building,” states Dan Thrasher, son of owner and founder, Greg Thrasher. “We are grateful to provide a needed service to the community, and pleased to provide a great workplace for our growing team.”