Security Door Controls (SDC) has announced an expansion that will double the size of its campus headquarters in Camarillo, Calif. Officials for the electrified access control hardware manufacturer state the move will expand manufacturing, research and development, training and warehouse capabilities.
According to officials, the news follows a multi-year search for suitable factory space. SDC ultimately decided to expand into the parking lot across from its current headquarters.
“It’s always been about increasing our self-reliance and becoming an even more sustainable enterprise,” explains CEO and president Shane Geringer. “We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity open up right under our noses. Although it’s a big investment, history has shown that when we make strategic moves to boost our operations, we have more than recouped the investment through increased efficiency and throughputs.”
The expansion will ensure that SDC is not vulnerable to supply chain challenges and inflation pressures, suggest officials. Geringer adds that SDC can now warehouse more inventory parts and sub-assemblies at favorable costs and increase factory production capabilities to reduce reliance on outside vendors.
The additional space also allows for more research and development and enables SDC to relocate its specialized machine shop prototyping equipment to a designated area. Additionally, SDC is using its newly available space to expand its training classroom to accommodate more products, people and hands-on training tools and exercises.