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Genie is a world leader in the production of material lifts, portable aerial work platforms, scissor lifts, and self-propelled telescopic and articulated booms. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, and owned by TEREX, Genie employs approximately 2,000 people and supplies product to over 70 countries.
Challenge - In the late 1990s, Genie expanded their product line significantly, including their new ”„Super-boom”¦ aerial platform, which would require significant additional manufacturing capacities. Production in the Pacific Northwest was concentrated in Redmond, Washington, an affluent and congested suburb of Seattle/Bellevue. The existing Redmond facility was constrained by high land costs, transportation congestion, environmental issues, lengthy permitting obstacles and high labor costs. Typical Genie assembly workers in Redmond could not afford to live within reasonable commute distances of the facility.
Solution ”V Genie established a twin campus system, the headquarters in Redmond while the production line, mainly in Moses Lake. The two campuses are less then 3 hours apart ensuring Genie the ability to maintain their just in time commitment. Genie located a 450,000 sq. ft. facility in Moses Lake that provided them with immediate permitting, the lowest electric power rates in the nation, a foreign trade zone, easy transportation logistics and a cost of living that allows their workforce to live only minutes from the production facility. Genie is continuing to expand production at the Moses Lake facility. ASPI assisted Genie with their environmental and land use issues with the new facility.
August 2006
Grant County EDC: Its all about jobs - Genie Industries (PDF)




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