Van Meter Set To Open New Carroll Facility
Electrical Distributor Successfully Blends Customer Convenience with Sustainable Building Design
NEWS RELEASE - CARROLL, IA – On August 24, 2015, Van Meter Inc. will open the doors of its newly constructed facility at 2200 Hwy 71 North in Carroll. The company distributes electrical and mechanical supplies and solutions.
Van Meter outgrew its previous Carroll operation and made the decision to purchase land adjacent to its existing building in order to expand. The existing building is scheduled for demolition. Van Meter broke ground on its new 26,000 square foot, combination warehouse-office building last September.
“We’re proud to be a part of the Carroll business community,” said Rick Lohrmann, Regional Customer Service Manager at Van Meter. “We’ve expereinced significant and consistent growth in recent years and are confident that our investment in a new, larger facility will position us for continued success in our western business unit.”
Van Meter’s new Carroll facility, constructed by Ryan Companies of Des Moines, incorporates unique features such as an indoor drive-thru for customers to pick up call-ahead orders, a high-tech training center and a large customer service sales counter.
The building is designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification requirements, showcasing many of the company’s own energy efficient products. The green building will rely on renewable energy from an 88-module roof-mounted solar array. It also features an LED lighting system, an electric vehicle charging station, daylight harvesting capabilities and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Van Meter will be able to monitor, measure and control the building’s performance remotely.
Van Meter Inc. has been named a Top Workplace in Iowa by the Des Moines Register for three consecutive years. The 100 percent employee-owned company is Iowa-based with more than 425 employees in 14 locations throughout the state. As a distributor of automation, energy, data communications, electrical, lighting, power transmissions and utility supplies, services, and custom solutions, Van Meter serves the construction, commercial, industrial and institutional markets.
Van Meter has been a member of the Carroll community since 1990. Fourteen employees currently work in Carroll; Van Meter expects to add additional staff members as business needs demand.