The Vinyl Outlet is moving its operations up the road to a location with greater visibility and more space.
The family-owned local company bought parcels at 3180, 3190 and 3200 Transit Road in West Seneca and will move its operations there from 2730 Transit Road in West Seneca. It currently leases space from Marrano Marc Equity.
The new property was formerly owned by Transitowne Automotive Group.
Scott Innes, president of the Vinyl Outlet, said he jumped at the chance to buy the new location, which is easier to see from the road.
The company’s current 10,000-square-foot location is tucked about 300 feet away from the road and is not as visible to passing traffic.
Innes, who grew up in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood, plans to build a 12,000-square-foot facility at the new location, where the company’s corporate offices, fabrication, manufacturing, warehouse and retail operations will be housed.
Construction will begin the first week of September, for a March move.
“We need to make it easier for customers to find us,” said Innes. “We went from being a small contractor to being a big outlet.”
The company is growing briskly, with $4.7 million in sales last year.
In its quest to expand its retail locations, Innes is looking at properties in Lockport. After that, the company plans to expand into Batavia.
The Vinyl Outlet fabricates and installs vinyl decking, railings and fences. It buys American-made, raw vinyl planks from Veka Inc. in Georgia and uses digital CNC machines to custom-make its products for each project.
The company has 35 employees.