Industry News | April 23, 2021
Navitor Announces Grand Opening of New Hawaii Location
North Mankato, MN, April 2021 — Navitor today announced the grand opening of their Kapolei, Hawaii facility. The opening of this facility furthers Navitor's plan to support island manufacturing while providing supplemental mainland add-ons to round out their comprehensive print offering.
Island manufacturing supports local employment and community growth. "We're very pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Kapolei, Hawaii," said Rick Roddis, President of Navitor. "This investment emphasizes Navitor's ongoing commitment to support our Hawaiian Distributor Partners and their local interests."
Hawaii News Now reports the state is forecast to welcome 5.5 million visitors in 2021, a 102.9% increase from 2020. As the economy bounces back, Navitor has restructured the facility to better the reseller market, including investments in new equipment. The new Kapolei facility enables our partners to provide their customers with products necessary to reopen. "Products are sought after as tourism has started to build, yet buying in large quantities can be risky. We've seen customers get burned by holding too much inventory, so we knew short runs would allow customers to take on more opportunities in the fluctuating circumstances," continued Roddis. "We've always supported resellers on the island, but recognized there was more we could do here now. The Kapolei facility's demand-based production provides economical, short runs so local businesses avoid getting burned with unused inventory."
Instead of waiting for full economic recovery, the new facility addresses the need to support the distribution of product and mitigate expenses immediately. "As businesses pivot in order to recover quickly, time is of the essence," commented Roddis. "That's why we equipped our new facility to respond quickly to rush orders, produce a variety of print products fast, and local manufacturing lessens the impact of shipping." For short runs, shipping and production are completed in only one day.
Navitor's new Kapolei, Hawaii facility combines state-of-the-art manufacturing with speed and production efficiencies that meet local demands and support island economy. Our distributors will be able to get thier customers what they need when they need it, get it quickly and economically while supporting local interests.