Tuff Shed Inc., one of America’s leading providers of installed storage buildings and garages, is taking advantage of San Joaquin County’s superior transportation network by relocating to a highly visible new location near Highway 99.
Vice President of Marketing Phil Worth said visibility of their location is a critical factor for Tuff Shed.
“This location had all the crucial elements,” said Worth. “It has easy interstate access, visibility and is a nice updated facility.”
Tuff Shed is moving into a 24,800 square foot facility in the Cherokee Industrial Park in an unincorporated area of San Joaquin County. The move is from a recently sold and slightly larger facility in a more southerly area of the county.
“This move is ‘right-sizing’ for us,” said Stockton General Manager Kirk Sanders. “We are reducing overhead and will have a nice inside retail showroom, which is a standard customer service feature of all our locations.”
Tuff Shed, which began operations in 1981, has been in California for about 20 years, setting up shop in Modesto in 1996 and moving local fabricating operations to Stockton in 2003. It still maintains a sales lot at the Modesto location.
“Northern California is an extremely important marketing area for us,” explained Worth. “Our facilities serve many purposes. They need to be able to accept raw materials, house production and ship direct to customer sites in addition to the retail store.”
He added that overall, their sales and service market has increased. The new facility will have 12 employees, four of them new hires.
Shelley Burcham, San Joaquin Partnership Vice President of Client Services, assisted Tuff Shed with permitting, incentive analysis, introductions and meeting facilitation.
“She did a wonderful job,” said Kirk.
The San Joaquin Partnership also praised the staff at the San Joaquin County Community Development Department for its assistance with this client.