On Thursday, October 20th, the Suffolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce had the honor of touring Friant & Associates located at 1010 Centerpoint Drive in Suffolk. The office furniture manufacturer was founded in 1990; with their headquarters in Oakland, California and in 2015 they opened a new facility in Suffolk. Friant’s representative Scott Bloyd, Director of Operations, graciously showed our members around the 357,000-square-foot facility to experience the operations of Friant. Presently Friant currently has 110 employees and has the ability to expand up to 160, which will to demonstrate the confidence on the region and east coast market. For further information on the tour check out the two articles by the Suffolk News Herald: Friant Growing Quickly and A Successful Plan at Friant.
(Pictured Left to Right: Tony Beck, Felicia Blow, Scott Bloyd, Kevin Hughes)