St. Louis-based Golterman & Sabo has doubled its facility size, converting an adjacent building into additional manufacturing, warehousing and office space. The additional space will enable the company to expand administrative and manufacturing operations for the company’s growing suite of services and products. The new building will provide an additional 70,000 square feet and house several of the supplier’s subsidiary companies, including its acoustical related businesses, G & S Acoustics and Fabric Wall. AR Nelson, which offers products for the healthcare industry, will also occupy the new building.
In addition to manufacturing space, the new building will feature offices, conference space, a lunch room and a gymnasium. The warehouse space features a state-of-the art HVAC system and has been painted a bright white and retrofitted with new lighting to enhance employee comfort. The offices are designed to maximize natural light from large windows and feature an open floor plan that fosters collaboration. Herb Golterman, president, says the new space, which is being completely redesigned, required an investment of more than $1 million. The Lawrence Group, based in St. Louis, is the architect. Additional unused warehouse space (approximately 17,500 square feet) will be available for lease.
Founded in 1946, Golterman & Sabo currently employs 73 people and plans to increase its work force by five percent next year.
“The new space will streamline our operations significantly and provide an environment that will foster new product innovation,” said Golterman. The company has owned the building since 2003, but had leased the space to Sinclair & Rush. “When their lease expired, we realized it was the perfect opportunity to expand.”
Golterman said the company has thrived during the recession due its diversified product offerings. “Acoustics continue to be a key business, but our wide range of specialty products for schools and healthcare helped fuel growth via government stimulus programs during recent years.” The company offers custom acoustic installations and consulting in the Midwest, and sells interior architectural specialty products throughout the United States and Canada.
The company address will remain the same at 3555 Scarlet Oak Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri, 63122.
Project Construction Team:
The Lawrence Group - Architecture and Interior Design
Wachter Construction – General Contractors
Simon Painting – Specialty Painting
Schaeffer Electric and Reinhold Electric - Electrical Contractors
Wiegmann Associates – HVAC