2018 was an exciting year for Prestige International, we took on new products, attended many trade shows and moved our offices to a new, updated location. Here is the recap of Prestige Internationals best year yet.
This year we took on two new products, the Mousetrapper and Koncept Lighting. Mousetrapper is a mousing alternative similar to a track pad. This central pointing device has a unique product with a great feel. Koncept is a modern looking LED task lighting line with multiple models and colors to go with any office or workstation. These two product lines are great for a healthy working environment.
Trade shows were also a highlight of 2018 for Prestige International. Prestige itself attended Applied Ergonomics, Ergo Expo, ALA and WB Mason. We also exhibited out of manufacturers booths at CES (Penclic) and Safety 2018 (Mousetrapper.) These shows are a great way to show off all of our product lines and expose them to the general and ergonomic markets.
The biggest thing to ever happen to this company also happened in 2018 as well. We moved our offices and warehouse. In our old location had both our warehouse and offices in one building and now they are separate. We moved are office down the road to a updated building and our warehouse to Florida, to a bigger location. This move was a necessary one as while we are expanding and finding more success more space was needed.
2018 was a good year for Prestige International and we have a feeling that 2019 is going to continue this success.
Its been a while since we last updated you about our move and its finally complete. We have been in the new office for almost a month but I wanted to wait until the majority of the odds and ends were completed before updating you.
With this move came a lot of changes to our set up compared to our old office. Most of the desks in here are sit stands and some of us have duel monitors. We also work closer together which makes it easier to work together on things and creates more of a team environment.
We are also situated in a more robust and busy section of town in a multi-story building with myriad of offices. This creates a working environment that was different then the one in Valley Stream as it feels more like the hustle and bustle of the big city than the isolation we previously had.
We love the new look, we love the new feel and we are really looking forward to working here in the years ahead. We believe this new environment and move will help propel Prestige International.
Today starts the 2nd part of our moving process, moving the office space. We are uprooting from our Valley Stream office and making our way down Merrick Rd. to Lynbrook, but first we have to pack up and move everything from here.
Last week and over the weekend we started cleaning out our desks and packing up all of our supplies to make the move easier for the move this week. We are finishing that up today, because while many of us are in Las Vegas for Ergo Expo, the rest of the crew will be moving everything to the new offices.
When we get back on Monday we will be able to start working our of our new office. Its tough saying goodbye to a building that we have called home for over 20 years, but when one door closes, another opens and this new building will be great for Prestige’s growth.
We look forward to the move and all the great things that come with it.
Side note: We will be attending Ergo Expo this week, so follow us on instagram to see our updates: https://www.instagram.com/prestigeintusa/?hl=en
If you read our last post you would know that we are changing warehouses and moving our shipping operations down to Florida. This new warehouse is larger and more up to date to accommodate the increase in business and orders that we have had over the last several months.
The moving trucks had arrived Sunday and the warehouse is now ready and operational. Sherry, Marc and Shorty all put in hard work and were able to get it up and running ahead of schedule.
This move was much needed as we have been in our old location since March of 1997. This location is a vast improvement over our old building, although with so much history in the old place it will be missed.
Our offices are currently still based in our old building until the end of the month, so stay tuned for Phase 2 of our move, when we change offices.
As many of you know Prestige International is moving it’s warehouse and main office to accommodate our growth, and the today is the day we start the first part of that move.
Today we started the process of shipping all of the products and supplies in our existing warehouse to move to our new warehouse in Florida. Right now our warehouse is a mess with boxes everywhere, but by the end of the day everything will be in the truck and off to its new home.
The new warehouse will be a modern building with more amenities that will allow for a more streamline and effective shipping process. We are also bringing our office currently in the state into the same building to create one location in Florida.
Below are some more pictures of the move which we will update you on when they later this week and finish setting up the new warehouse next week.