Family Business Grows, Helps Local Economy

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Zatkoff building expansion creates new jobs and opportunities for other small businesses.

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Zatkoff aims for consistency throughout their locations, so we were able to create an efficient workflow for their newest location.

Zatkoff Seals & Packings, a family owned business, has recently completed construction on their newest building in Dayton, Ohio. With this distribution facility, the company will be able to employ an additional order fulfillment and shipping crew, growing their operation to 8 buildings in total and reducing the area’s unemployment numbers.

This latest expansion includes a 9,000 sq. ft. warehouse, which provided additional opportunities for another family owned business. Michigan-based Shelving Incorporated was able to design and install a three level mezzanine shelving system for full use of all overhead space. It only took five weeks to outfit the distribution center with all the necessary racking. According to Jim Aiello, partner at Shelving Inc., “Zatkoff aims for consistency throughout their locations, so we were able to create an efficient workflow for their newest location.”

Thanks to the contract with Zatkoff, Shelving Inc. will be able to make a larger investment in company growth, along with a larger donation to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Each year, 10 percent of the corporate profits are given directly to the Detroit-based charity.

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About Zatkoff Seals & Packing

Founded in 1959 by former Detroit Lions Linebacker Roger Zatkoff working out of his garage, Zatkoff Seals & Packing has seen immense growth. Now the largest independent distributor of seals in North America, the company is headed by Roger’s son, Gary Zatkoff.

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About Shelving Incorporated

Jack Schodowski combined his love of engineering with his penchant for sales when he started Shelving Inc. Adapting to changes in technology and production materials, the company eventually found its niche in commercial and industrial grade shelving.

Now run by the 2nd generation of Schodowskis, the e-commerce website has helped propel this small business to the national stage.

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For more details about this project, please contact
Joe Schodowski, C.E.O.
32 S. Squirrel Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Office: (248) 852-8600
Fax: (248) 852-0904

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