PARKERSBURG - Atoms Architectural Products continues to grow.
The small company that produces louvers, sunshades, grilles and ornamental metals is building its sales and looking to expand into new markets. Scott Jarvis and Dan Lott, two of the company's founders, said the company expects to do between $3 million and $3.5 million in sales this year. That's more than double last year's sale expectations.
"We grow every month it seems," Jarvis said.
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Material used in the production at Atoms Architectural Products.
Atoms has been operating for more than year, stemming from the closure of PCI Industries.
The company has 90 combined years in producing louvers, grilles, sunshades and ornamental metals and working with extruded and sheet aluminum, steel, copper and stainless steel.
Atoms prides itself on custom work and special attention to detail that other companies won't provide.
Late last winter, the company purchased the former Singer Sheet Metal to serve as headquarters. Jarvis the company has 11 employees and is involved in sales around the East Coast.
Long said Atoms is looking to expand its market with product certifications that will allow the company to offer wind and impacted tested products in coastal regions.
"That would mean $1.5 million in substantial business growth," Long said.
"The testing (for certification) is expensive, but it is a necessary evil."
Jarvis said Atoms is also seeing a big push in the green build market, with its sunshades, to regulate heat and make buildings more efficient."
"There is still a lot of work to be done to solidify out name in the market place, but we have some name recognition," Jarvis said.
Jarvis also said the company is experiencing some growth in its paint line and powder coating.