Several significant events in 2015 amplified Inpro’s growth track:
This Buffalo, N.Y., based subsidiary provides fire barrier products to the JointMaster® line, and was acquired by Inpro on January 6, 2015. Put simply, fire barriers reduce the risk of fire, heat and smoke moving from the source of ignition through expansion joints, thus allowing occupants of the building or structure to safely evacuate. In the fall of 2015, additional production began at Inpro’s manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Hinkel Systems was acquired on February 26, 2015. Working in concert with our Mesa (Ariz.) sewing operation, Hinkel Systems has become a leading manufacturer and installer of privacy and design products. This subsidiary, through its sales and installation teams travel the Southeast providing hands-on project management, design consultation, and lifelong customer service. They specialize in providing these products and services to healthcare, corporate, hospitality, educational and government facilities, as well as designers and general contractors.
Ascend™ Elevator Protection Systems
The newest Inpro division launched in April 2015, Ascend™ manufactures a line of elevator cab interior renovation packages. The concept is simple: Over time, elevator interiors begin to show wear and tear, especially if the cabs are used for both passengers and freight. Ascend’s pre-fabricated renovation packages allow for the quick change-out of wall panels, handrails and trim, and cab lighting to minimize elevator downtime.
New North Bldg. increases Inpro campus
In August, the company dedicated a new 28,000 sq. ft. office building to house Inpro’s finance and supply chain departments, as well as providing office space for future growth.