Jan. 7, 2020 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment for a variety of industries, is growing in more ways than one. The company recently expanded one of the four buildings on its campus by 10,000 square feet, bringing the company’s manufacturing footprint to nearly 150,000 square feet.
“We’re always working on new material handling solutions, but the pace of innovation is really accelerating,” said Melissa Bowen of the BHS marketing team. “As we build more cloud integrations into our products, our material needs are growing, and our inventory is growing; it was time for our infrastructure to grow, too.”
The expansion takes place in BHS’ “Lotsie” building, named for the boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri, that leads to the northern edge of the BHS campus. The company uses the Lotsie facility for a variety of purposes, including production. Lotsie houses the BHS Showroom and a hands-on classroom for the training programs BHS offers to dealers and end-users.
The new additions will provide more space for R&D, particularly on Industry 4.0 products, as well as the expanded inventory needs required by broader product lines, Bowen said.
“We realized that, if we didn’t act soon, the new technologies we’re working with could outgrow our facilities,” she said. “With this additional 10,000 square feet, though, we should be good for at least a few years. Then it could be time for another construction permit!”
For more information about BHS services, products, and training programs, call the BHS global headquarters at 1.800.BHS.9500.