Summit Anchor Company Moves to
New Frederick Headquarters
Written by – Keisha Winston
Summit Anchor Company has moved its manufacturing headquarters after nearly 20 years at its former Frederick, Maryland location.
The company, while staying in Frederick, moved to a 4,300 square foot facility – a far cry from the company’s humble beginnings. The space provides for increased manufacturing throughput by upgrading everything from manufacturing floor space to the addition of 600 AMP electric service, to three loading docks, including one with drive-in access.
“Now we can simultaneously load finished product for delivery to clients and receive raw materials for production while field personnel load equipment for installation jobs,” says David Tune, Summit Anchor contract administrator. “The new facility offers so much more for us and for our clients.”
Why did Summit Anchor move?
Simply put, the company desperately needed more space.
“Highly efficient production requires space and organization,” says Amy Damon, Summit Anchor chief financial officer. “So the fact that we’ve outgrown our previous space shows that we’re getting even better at what we do.”
Other new location features include four individual welding stations, a stud welding station, a GEKA punching station, a Bridgeport station, two bandsaw stations, a downdraft grinding station and lathe on the way.
The move is a major sign of growth for Summit Anchor, which started in owner Gus Strats’ townhome garage in 1997. In 2006, Summit Anchor moved to Metropolitan Court in Frederick, which had a 3,000 square foot combination warehouse/office with a loading dock. Soon afterward, the company signed major contracts providing roof anchors, davit arms, suspended platforms, monorails, horizontal lifelines, and testing and certification for U.S. embassies in various countries.
With more recent standout projects such as the new Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., The Reston Station development along the Dulles Corridor in Northern Virginia, and Walmart’s 350-acre campus in Bentonville, Arkansas, Summit Anchor forges on as an industry leader in fall protection and suspended access.
“Our new space enables us to refine our manufacturing process,” says Raiff Margerum, Summit Anchor vice president. “Now we can explore and expand our capabilities as we move into the future.”
Whether your project is in Athens, Greece or Anchorage, Alaska, or all points in between, we are your full service fall protection provider.
Call Summit Anchor Company today to speak with one of our representatives.