K/E Relocates Brighton Location in 36 Hours

K/E Relocates Brighton Location in 36 Hours
Jerry and his team of six at the new Brighton facility

MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan — K/E Electric Supply held a Grand Re-Opening of its Brighton location on November 3, 2021. Company employees (affectionately known as Team-K/E) moved the Brighton branch inventory, all shelving, and office equipment into the new location in less than thirty-six hours.

Two-dozen employees worked long hard hours on Friday, September 24th. Roughly eighteen staff worked Saturday to complete the move. About a dozen of the Saturday workers stayed overnight in hotels Friday, shortening their drive to the move.  Customers were serviced until 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning from the prior location. On Monday the new Brighton location was ready for business, with a little dust.

At the Grand Re-Opening, branch manager Jerry Indra thanked his coworkers for their extra efforts in supporting the move to “his” new location, which he calls “The Biggest Little Branch of Team-K/E”.

The new Brighton location has a superior building footprint, with ample acreage to expand on, while being strategically located on a major roadway, adjacent to a popular freeway exit. Next up for the Brighton branch, “Ready, set, go.”

In the last twelve years, K/E Electric Supply has relocated all of its three branches, opting for superior locations and facilities. Most recently (in April 2019), the Port Huron Branch was relocated on essentially the same time table. The company continues to “reevaluate everything” regularly.

President/CEO Rock Kuchenmeister says that too often making internal warehouse or operational changes at companies set in their ways “cooks like Jello. Sometimes you need to mix a little oil and vinegar, then turn the heat up to get the right recipe.”

Shareholder Ryan Kuchenmeister took to the lead on this project, coordinating with contractors to satisfy the needs and requests of the board. His brothers (and partners) Rhandi and Rocky stepped up to the plate whenever needed on this project, while simultaneously leading other special projects of their own. Meanwhile, their father Rock continues to work on “the big project”, hoping to release some press announcements in 2022.

The Kuchenmeister brothers and their father Rock at the grand re-opening.

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