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Expansion Announcement: Abt Electronics and Appliances Adds 100,000 Sq. Ft. to its Warehouse
Abt Electronics and Appliances in Glenview, IL already holds the title of the largest independent, single-store retailer of appliances and electronics in the country – and soon it will be even larger. Abt will be adding 100,000 square feet to the already massive warehouse bringing the total square footage of the Abt building to just under 450,000 square feet.
“In simple terms, we needed more space,” says Co-President Mike Abt. “We’ve been continuing to add product categories in recent years (mattresses, furniture, water heaters) that not only create additional stock to store, but are also very bulky items.” Abt adds, “People are buying bigger appliances. Fridges are growing, TVs are growing, so we needed a way to stock those larger items; expanding the warehouse will allow us be more efficient in the way we operate. “
In keeping with Abt’s dedication to being a green business, the company is exploring the use of geothermal energy for heating the new area, as well as potentially utilizing solar panels. Like the rest of its warehouse, it will feature energy-efficient, motion-sensor activated LED lighting, so that lights are on only when someone is working there.