MARION, IN - Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) says it is looking at opening a warehouse in the Pacific Northwest as its transforms its business into a dealer distribution model.

Phil Bowers, VP business development for the Marion, Indiana manufacturer of plastic laminate casework and millwork for educational, healthcare and retail markets, says ACS is changing its business model in the casework industry to focus mainly on selling through a network of dealers.

“We’re in negotiations now with an Indiana based dealer to handle projects locally and hope to have everything finalized by the end of the year,” says Bowers.

ACS is also looking at breaking into the Pacific Northwest market.

“We’ve been working on several projects in the Northwest and see a big opportunity out there,” Bowers says. “In fact, we’re traveling out there within the next week to look at a warehouse and some office space.”

Advance Cabinet Systems Expands NorthwestACS, a unit of J.G. Bowers Construction, says its growth stems from 2011 machinery investments at its cabinetry and casegoods factory and additional sales and financial expertise brought on to grow the business. “It’s been a whirlwind year at ACS,” says Jay Higgins, director of casework sales.

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