A year after the one-story commercial building that housed the Philadelphia Floor Store in Plymouth Township went up in flames, the company changed its name to City Floor Supply and has found a new home on East Church Road in King of Prussia.
And now, the nation’s leading hardwood floor supplier has officially opened its new Machine Repair Shop, which had been on hold until the company found a permanent location.
City Floor Supply took occupancy of its new North American Headquarters in early 2016 and immediately began work on the new Machine Repair Shop build-out.
The new Machine Repair Shop, boasting more than 1,000 square feet of space, includes work benches, testing facilities, and a machine shop.
“The Machine Repair Shop is truly a special part of what we do here at City Floor Supply,” said Joe Glavin, owner and national sales manager for CFS. “Not many distributors offer this level of service, and my father, Ed Glavin, is responsible for that. He helped us set up our original shop and taught us everything we know about machine repair.”
A skilled Westinghouse machinist who later taught Shop in the Philadelphia public school system, Edward Glavin knew his way around a Machine Shop. The elder Glavin was skilled at making parts for machines that were no longer manufactured and could build unique tools (jigs) for custom repairs.
“Our Dad understood how to run a successful shop,” Joe Glavin. “Everything from the layout, to the equipment, to the systems required to get results – it all mattered. His vision, experience, and expert knowledge are what helped set us apart from the very beginning. We lost Pop in February of 2016, but his legacy lives on. This new shop is what our father always envisioned. It is dedicated to his memory and a tribute to his legacy.”