Once again University Loft Company ("ULC") is expanding its
facilities with a $250,000 installation of a new production line for
metal furniture products at the Greenfield, Indiana facility.
CEO James Jannetides is extremely proud to make this investment
despite economic hard times. The expansion will provide an additional
30 full time jobs at the Greenfield, Indiana facility.
Compelled to keep and protect Indiana jobs, Jannetides purchased the
equipment from an Indiana factory in Richmond that was closing their
ULC was recently awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide
metal furniture for the Camp Lejeune Marine Base in North Carolina.
ULC's expansion will enable the company to provide a quick turn around
time to meet the military's deployment schedules.
Ventura Lopez, Director of Government Sales, said the “award was a
milestone for the company” in a succession of outstanding service marks
throughout ULC's history.
Solid wood and steel furniture product lines as well as the
upholstery products by ULC are in high demand by our armed forces
through out the world. This furniture is built to last and ULC is
committed to expanding their ability to satisfy the need for these
“We are making the very best products for our service men and women
around the globe.” Said Jannetides. “In the good old fashioned
American way we have beat out our competition and now it is our
privilege to provide jobs for Indiana while producing high quality
furniture for our country.”
ULC was founded in 1986 by James Jannetides while attending Southern
Illinois University. James built a loft for his room to maximize space
in his typically small dorm room. Other students admired his loft
system, and that summer James invested his savings in enough wood to
build 400 loft units. Upon returning to school, these high-demand lofts
were sold to fellow students and ULC was born. Today, ULC manages more
than 1,200 university accounts per year, and is also considered a
leader in the government and retail markets. Committed to providing a
superior product with an unmatched service level, ULC is the leader in
the contract furniture industry.