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Self-Storage Supplier in the Spotlight: Janus International and Its New Manufacturing Facility

Rapid growth led to a plant expansion for Janus International, a manufacturer of self-storage doors and hallway systems. But the company first had to overcome some environmental challenges.

As they say, two heads are better than one ... and so are two facilities it seems when it comes to Janus International.

Janus is headquartered in Temple, Ga., about 40 miles west of Atlanta. The company first opened operations in 2002 in an 87,000-square-foot building in the Temple Industrial Park. Janus started manufacturing its third-generation self-storage door, which features a dead-axle design, pre-lubricated springs and ratchet-tensioning device. Hallway partitions and components were also manufactured, making Temple a full-service self-storage manufacturing facility.

As business swiftly grew, Janus introduced the production of a full line of commercial roll-up doors. With a diverse product line and the addition of a private-label client, the company quickly outgrew its current space. In 2006, it maximized its surroundings by expanding the facility to 117,250 square feet, offering better service to its clients and adding more jobs for the local community.

However, with business still booming and an increased need for an industrial slat-type door, known as a rolling-steel door, Janus quickly outgrew even its expanded plant. The company had maximized all contiguous space, which meant a separate facility would have to be erected.  Who knew it would take an act of Congress, or at least that of a Congressman from the Department of Natural Resources, to see this project through to fruition?  

The area slated for Janus’ Rolling Steel Division was classified as an open-water pond with fringe wetlands, which were protected from construction. However, with permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and some extensive requirements, Janus was allowed to build its new manufacturing plant.

The company agreed to pipe approximately 991 feet of intermittent stream on the western side of the Industrial Park, and an offsite mitigation site was identified to offset the net loss of stream at the impact site. The proposed mitigation site has been reserved for future conservation by the local chamber of commerce.

After these lengthy environment setbacks, the new plant opened its doors in February 2008. The façade of the building mirrors the original structure but encompasses an impressive 252,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. Janus President David Curtis even designed the office cubes out of corrugated Galvalume, which resembles a self-storage unit interior.

All manufacturing equipment in the new building is state-of-the-art. From custom powder-coating equipment to windload-testing chambers, Janus has fine-tuned the art of door manufacturing to deliver the highest in quality and durability products on the market today.

A full line of service doors and fire doors are manufactured in the newer plant. In addition to its two Temple facilities, Janus International has manufacturing plants in Arizona and Texas, as well as a distribution center in California. Janus also has representation worldwide through joint ventures in Mexico and England.

The experienced team of professionals at Janus International has a big hand in its success. All executive staff have years of training in the door industry, and bring a level of ingenuity that has made the Janus name synonymous with quality.

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