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Dur-A-Flex® expands operations, sets sights on Midwest

Date: 7/17/2014

Dur-A-Flex Midwest

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leader in commercial, industrial and institutional seamless/high performance polymer flooring and wall systems and the only manufacturer to be included on this year’s list of Best Places to Work in Connecticut, is once again expanding its operations, this time in the Midwest.

President and Chief Operating Officer Peter V. Ferris recently signed a lease for a 11,000 square-foot facility at 200 William Street, Bensenville, Illinois. This facility marks the third Dur-A-Flex location for the manufacturer whose focus is on providing cost and time savings for the company and its customer base.

“Our decision to develop a third Dur-A-Flex facility in the Midwest is on target with our continued focus on organic growth, our commitment to quality and our drive for continuous improvement with operating efficiencies,” says Ferris. “Our presence in the Chicago area will enable our Midwest customers to receive the same superior sales and service assistance as our East and West Coast customers receive,” he concludes.

The new facility will offer space for Dur-A-Flex’s product inventory, a design center showcasing floor samples and a dedicated staff including Midwest Sales Representatives, Technical Support and Customer Service. A Shipping and Receiving department will expedite product shipments and facilitate same day order and product pick-ups by regional customers. Additionally, Dur-A-Flex’s contractor partners will have a third venue to choose from when attending the Applicator Training Program, training designed to elevate quality-focused project assessment and product installation.

Patrick J. Meade, Vice President, Sales and Technical Support adds, “Increasing demand fueled by our sales efforts in the Midwest has made this strategic location necessary. Our continued, sustainable growth in operations and additions to our sales and technical personnel allows us to expand our field presence in support of our best partners. Combine that with the ability of our Chicago-based customers to expedite project timelines with same-day, product pick-up setting them up for success and increasing profitability on their job sites,” Meade concludes.

Named one of the “Best Places to Work in CT” for the fifth time by the Hartford Business Journal-sponsored awards program, Dur-A-Flex, Inc. is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of quality epoxy, urethane, methyl methacrylate and colored aggregates offering a complete line of high performance polymer flooring and wall systems. The versatile seamless applications provide improved safety, minimal downtime and easy maintenance to all industries. To learn more about Dur-A-Flex, Inc., please see www.dur-a-flex.com.



Dur-A-Flex, Inc. is State’s Only Manufacturer to Be Named 2014 Best Places to Work

Date: 3/31/2014

Dur-A-Flex CompanyDur-A-Flex, Inc., a leader in commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, is the only manufacturer to be included on this year’s list of Best Places to Work in Connecticut. The ninth annual program was created by the Hartford Business Journal, Best Companies Group and sponsored by Hooker & Holcombe Companies.  

“Employee involvement and giving is what makes Dur-A-Flex unique and the best place to arrive at daily to bring one’s passion toward common goals. To be the state’s only manufacturer to make the list, makes us even more proud,” says Peter V. Ferris, president and chief operating officer for Dur-a-Flex, Inc. “Our philosophy creates an awareness that one’s role must be greater than what most people perceive as their ‘job’ based on a description or function. The giving aspect of Dur-A-Flex becomes the reward of working here and in realizing the satisfaction that comes through being able to give to fellow employees, the community and our industry,” he adds. 

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Connecticut, benefiting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 35 companies split into two categories: 20 small/medium-sized companies (15-199 US employees) and 15 large-sized companies (200 or more US employees). Dur-A-Flex, Inc. is in the small/medium category. 

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

- Be a publicly or privately held business;

- Have a facility in Connecticut;

- Have at least 15 employees in Connecticut;

- Be in business a minimum of 1 year. 

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Connecticut, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings. For more information on the program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinCT.com.

Named one of the “Best Places to Work in CT” for the fifth time by the Hartford Business Journal-sponsored awards program,Dur-A-Flex, Inc. is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of quality epoxy, urethane, methyl methacrylate and colored aggregates offering a complete line of high performance polymer flooring and wall systems. The versatile seamless applications provide improved safety, minimal downtime and easy maintenance to all industries.