Creative Shapes is an Ohio Subchapter S Corporation founded in 1986. The company is a manufacturer of custom designed cabinets and office furniture products. The company differentiates itself from the competition by providing the highest quality density board and laminate surfaces to a custom design. In 2002, Victoria Archable acquired the company and significantly expanded the scope of the business. Ms. Archable has used SBA loan guarantees to acquire new equipment and has directed the company into new markets, both consumer and commercial, generating a significant increase in revenues.
Creative Shapes was an old company with new leadership. Ms. Archable realized she needed a plan to achieve the growth she was sure the company was capable of generating. She also knew that she had to significantly control expenses in the soft economy of 2002 and 2003.
The Manufacturing SBDC at TechSolve provided business plan consulting and then assisted Creative Shapes in planning for market expansion. Following the implementation of the business plan, the Manufacturing SBDC helped Creative Shapes achieve some of its technology objectives by placing a CAD design intern with the company under the Ohio Third Frontier Intern program. The intern helped the company automate the review of customer documents and improved the design capabilities of company software programs.
Creative Shapes has more than doubled its revenue in the past year and has expanded their markets to serve several Fortune 500 companies with their interior cabinetry needs. Due to the significant increase in business, Creative Shapes is now outgrowing their existing facility. The Manufacturing SBDC is assisting them in locating the ideal property for expansion. The Manufacturing SBDC at TechSolve will also assist in the funding requirements for the new facility and additional equipment needed to support continued expansion. Creative Shapes has added five Ohio jobs as a result of their growth.
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