Livingston FC Manager David Martindale helps open Window Supply Company’s new head office and manufacturing facility
West Lothian based window and door manufacturer Window Supply Company (WSC) officially opens their new head office and manufacturing site in Whitburn, West Lothian with a special Open Day. The event was officially opened by Livingston FC Manager David Martindale, following a complete refurbishment of the locally renowned former Levi’s site.
The company relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Whitburn in Central Scotland having quickly outgrown their original facility in Houstoun Industrial Estate in Livingston. The major relocation project required a complete renovation of the almost derelict former Levi’s site.
Through the support of many local tradespeople, Window Supply Company have now completely transformed the facility to a modern bustling factory employing over 160 people. To celebrate the completion of the project, Window Supply Company hosted an Open Day, inviting key suppliers, local tradespeople, and members of the local community along to the event.
Officially opened by Livingston FC Manager, David Martindale, the company invited key suppliers to a tabletop exhibition. Among the major suppliers were Derby based systems company Liniar alongside their sister company Avantek Machinery, Abacus Agents, Soudal, Kubu smart technology and Hurst. Suppliers were able to speak directly to WSC customers and showcase new product developments, run live product demonstrations and provide free giveaways.
Guided tours of the 105,000 square foot site ran all day showcasing the £multi-million investment in state-of-the-art machinery and technology which will enable WSC to increase manufacturing by a staggering 250% and employ more people from the local community. In a marquee, catering for the event was provided alongside free drinks and a DJ.
As team sponsors of local boys club Whitburn FCA 2009’s, the team were invited along to the event to tour the new head office, meet the company directors and take part in a photo opportunity. The company painted the factory walkway the same colours as the team strips, making for a great photo.
Operations Director Martin Linden, responsible for the major project says, ‘The results of all the hard work that have gone into transforming our new head office and manufacturing site are phenomenal and we are grateful to all the local tradespeople involved in what has been a huge project. The open day event was a fantastic platform to bring together not only our key customers and suppliers, but also welcome members of the local community. As a major employer in the area, we are keen to take an active role in supporting the local community’.