October 25, 2021 I Operations

C.F. Martin & Co. Cuts Ribbon on New State-of-the-Art Warehouse

Martin Executive Chairman Chris Martin cuts the ribbon on the new warehouse.

C.F. Martin & Co. has announced the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art warehouse located at 130 Commerce Lane in Tatamy, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the company’s Nazareth headquarters.

The 200,000-square-foot space allows the guitar maker to meet growing market demand for its instruments and strings, and it was designed to accommodate expected future growth for generations.

After many years of searching for just the right location, the company broke ground on the new warehouse in early March 2020 and consolidated its previous warehouse operations from four locations into one. The new warehouse has been operational since October 1.

The warehouse has a 30-year roof that can accommodate the installation of solar energy which is on the company’s roadmap. The installation of solar panels is expected to offset 100% of its electrical use. Additionally, runoff water from the property enters two large, lined retention basins and is pumped into an irrigation field on the property.

The warehouse includes a state-of-the-art HVAC system that maintains a constant temperature of 68–75 degrees and a relative humidity of 40–46 percent. This is crucial for proper storage of instruments, even for short periods of time. The building and its HVAC system are monitored by a system that alerts company personnel if the temperature or humidity fall outside of the designated range.

To ensure the safety and health of its products, the entire 200,000-square-foot space is fully protected with 13.5 inches of multi-layered insulation to maintain the proper environmental atmosphere more efficiently with additional insulation under the entire roof.

“The new warehouse will allow us to run our operations with greater efficiency and cost savings,” said Chris Martin, company executive chairman and former CEO. “It also gives us the ability to better service our existing and future customers in a timelier manner while lowering our carbon footprint.”

The company is pursuing LEED Silver Certification. Currently, Martin occupies half of the 200,000-square-foot space and will lease the other half to a third party.


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