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IMAGES COURTESY OF MORRIS IMAGES

SPACEGUARD PRODUCTS

SpaceGuard's products are used in the industrial, data
center, military and residential markets, among others.

SpaceGuard recently redesigned its
corporate websites for both BeastWire
and its other brand, FordLogan, to better
educate and support its customers. FordLogan, a woven wire partition product
line, dates its history back to the 1930s.
SpaceGuard formed in 1990 following the
consolidation of Logan Wire Company
and Ford Fence Company, which previously manufactured the lines. Murphy's
father purchased the company in 1995.

SPREADING ITS WINGS
With the new product line in place, SpaceGuard intends to increase its physical
footprint. The company in February began plans for an expansion to its facility.
"Our plan is to double our manufacturing
and warehouse space within the next 18
months," Murphy says. "We are completely full in our current footprint and are
pushing on the walls at this point."
The company's growth presents it with
the challenge of finding qualified employees. "Like every manufacturer, we have
a fairly tenured group that has been with
us for a while," he adds. "Attracting and
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retaining employees is very important for
our long-term success."
SpaceGuard offers employees competitive salary and benefits packages it hopes
to improve upon further. "We've worked
diligently on a benefit package that will
help us stand among the larger manufacturing and distribution companies in our
region," Murphy says.
The company's family oriented culture also helps it attract prospective staff
members. SpaceGuard actively encourages employees to participate in community activities and charitable work for
organizations including the United Way.
Despite the company's small size, it
also offers 401k matching and an employee wellness program that includes gym
memberships.
"My personal stance in business is to
do right by others," Murphy adds. "I inherited my business sense from my father, and learned about compassion from
my mother - and apply both of those to
what we do every day."


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