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Davenport, IA, United States, 2013/03/08 - Marco Group International, the world’s premier provider of service and equipment for the surface preparation industry, has announced the grand opening of a full service branch in Lafayette, LA - Marco.us.
The facility will feature 20,000 sq/ft of office and warehouse space, housing over 30,000 tons of in-stock abrasives and surface preparation equipment. The location will also include a series of in-stock sundries, targeted to the offshore petroleum industry. This is the fifth full service Marco branch in North America. Marco operates out of 11 company owned and managed facilities and distributes products from more than 45 locations nationwide.
Casey Melancon, Associate Vice President of the Gulf Region, will oversee the location, with a supporting staff of operations, warehouse, technical and administrative support. Casey has been with Marco for over 3 years, and brings expansive knowledge of industrial sales and operations management.
“This event will provide us with a great opportunity to share with customers the new technologies, services and staff located in this new gulf region location,” said Melancon. “The Lafayette area has direct access to the largest sea ports in the United States. We are excited with the opportunity to be closer to where our customers are located in order to better service them.”
Marco will hold the Grand Opening event on Thursday, March 21st, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST, at the Lafayette branch office. Blasting and painting managers, foremen, field technicians and persons working within the industrial surface preparation industry are welcome. The event will include a complimentary Crawfish Boil, new product displays, prize raffle and industry networking.
The Lafayette facility is located at 117 Zonolite Street, Lafayette, LA.
Since 1944, Marco (marco.us0 has been the world’s premier provider of service and supplies for the surface preparation industry. Marco was built on the belief that to be the industry leader, continually provide unmatched customer service, consistently develop superior technologies and always deliver on promises. Focusing only on our customers’ productivity and profitability, Marco is the first choice for industrial abrasives; blasting, painting, rental and safety equipment; engineered systems; technical service and equipment repair.
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3425 East Locust Street - Davenport, Iowa 52803