Plyboo Stiletto flooring chosen for use in GMC's booth at the big Chicago Auto Show, February 13-21 at McCormick Place. It was a logical choice: the properties of the Stiletto® flooring—both hardness and modern aesthetic—make quite a statement in the 20,000 sq-ft exhibit, which features new GMC offerings like the 2017 GMC Acadia, a beautiful and efficient midsize crossover. If you're in Chicago this weekend, be sure to stop by the GMC exhibit during 2016 Chicago Auto Show and check out the hot new GMC cars—and the stylish Stiletto flooring.
Instrumental to the opening of our new Bangalore, India-based operations has been the addition of Ajai Ananth, Smith & Fong’s new executive director for India territory business development.
This summer Smith & Fong began one of the largest operational initiatives in our 27-year history: we established offshore offices with sales and marketing in Bangalore, India.
The appeal of doing business in India should come as no surprise to anyone in the architecture/design industry; the country has a rich history in design, both traditional and modern. What we hope to bring is heightened awareness of sustainable and environmentally healthy materials, especially those that promote improved indoor air quality—a Smith & Fong cornerstone attribute since day one.
We have long sold our Plyboo bamboo plywood and flooring in the Canadian market, but this year we decided to make a bigger commitment to both our reps and customers in Canada by taking an active role in this marketplace.
And an active role means an expansion that includes direct importation and warehousing of our extensive range of products, as well as new distribution and marketing representation. The base of Smith & Fong’s Canadian operations will be Toronto. This move supports our growth strategy and distribution network there and was a natural next step for us.
Smith & Fong is excited to announce the completion of a striking installation in 150+ year-old Adrian College, a liberal arts university in Southeast Michigan.
The renovations of Adrian College’s Peelle/Jones complex began in April 2013. The 16,000 square foot addition, which is now complete, includes three chemistry and three biology labs, as well as renovations to the lobby, The renovations open up exciting new opportunities for our students to research in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.