Metro Air Force opens larger HQ, manufacturing location

Publish Date: 
Dec 14, 2012

OAKLAND, N.J. - Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co., maker of the Air Force Blaster brand of motorcycle dryers, has opened a new 60,000 sq. ft. facility that will become the company's new corporate headquarters. The building, at 5 Raritan Rd. in Oakland, N.J., will double the company's administrative, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution capabilities, the company said.

"Despite dismal market conditions over the last several years, sales of many of Metro’s high-quality American-made products.... have been able to maintain a healthy growth curve. This growth in sales, combined with an ever increasing line of market-responsive new products, has outstripped the capacity of the company’s venerable Suffern, [N.Y.] plant," the company announced.

"This new facility will not only give us additional physical space [but] will also provide us with greatly improved efficiencies in raw material purchasing, handling and fabrication; pre-assembly and component storage; final assembly; packaging; warehousing and distribution," said Metro President Jules Stern. "These improved efficiencies will allow us to increase production and, at the same time, keep our pricing competitive without compromising any of the product quality or service our dealers and consumers have come to expect."

Metro is a family-owned and -operated business that was established in 1939 in a small storefront in the Bronx. 

Press release posted by Mary Slepicka

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