Back in February 2016, we announced that J. Ennis Fabrics sold our Edmonton building to the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit. The Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit is a non-profit centre for over 20 local charities, including The Christmas Bureau of Edmonton and CHED Santas Anonymous. We are very proud to have worked closely with the Jerry Forbes team to ensure that many Edmonton charities have a new home under one roof.
With the continual growth J. Ennis Fabrics is experiencing; finding a new home better suited to our increasing needs was required. I am pleased to share that we have found a new home and we are keeping our commitment to honor our history by retaining Head Office operations in our hometown of Edmonton. Our new office is located at 6111 – 91 st NW. While our facility does not include a warehouse; we will continue to enhance best practices as a logistics and distribution company to maintain the exceptional levels of service our customers have come to expect from us.
We will continue to invest in our product development team and facilities to ensure that we introduce new and exciting products to our customers. To support this initiative, we will be working on plans to add a Centre of Excellence in Textile, Innovation and Design. This is in the early research and design phase.
We have invested in an operating platform to enhance an efficient, cost effective service our customers have come to expect. We will evaluate all scenarios to optimize inventory investments, reduce split shipments, increase efficiency and deliver reliably and effectively.
We look forward to continuing to build on the outstanding relationships and partnerships we have made with you over the years, and we look forward to you visiting our new home!
President & CEO
J. Ennis Fabrics