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foot building the following year to accommodate
large orders, such as tarps and HGPTS
for use in humanitarian crises in Syria,
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nepal.
In 2016 the company opened a distribution
center in the U.K. This facility holds
inventory to support the event rental industry.
Additionally, Celina keeps Berry
Amendment-compliant shelters there.
" Holding Berry-compliant shelters in
the U.K. gives our company the ability to
ship immediately when the U.S. government
has a need in Europe, " Grieshop
says. " This has been especially valuable
recently. I am very proud we can support
our military quickly when needed. "
More new buildings came in 2018
when warehousing and shipping moved
to a 100,000-square-foot distribution
center in Celina, and an 85,000-squarefoot
assembly plant opened in nearby St.
Marys, Ohio.
" Our facility in Celina designs and cuts
the fabric for our custom products and
military products, which are printed at
our in-house print shop, " Grieshop says.
" These products are then assembled in
our St. Marys facility and sent back to our
distribution center for shipment. "
The company now has 90 employees
worldwide and provides 24-hour
customer service through an online chat
feature. This service has been especially
valuable during natural disasters and for
supporting late-night event professionals
and those seeking instruction manuals.
" One reason we have been so successful
is that we have such a stable workforce, "
Grieshop says, adding that employee
turnover is low because workers are paid
a fair wage, treated well and provided
with excellent fringe beneits.
All in the family
Though global in scope, Celina is still a
family-owned business. Management was
transferred to Grieshop's children in 2015.
Son Jeff Grieshop is now president and
daughter Jill Roy heads sales and marketing.
The old way of rental management
has gone to the dogs.
" It is a great legacy for us to have
them continue to grow the company, "
Grieshop says. " Jeff has been with the
business since day one. He has the energy
and ambition to forge out into the new
markets. Both he and Jill are comfortable
working with technology and are adept at
changing directions quickly as needed. I
am proud of the way they are carrying on
what has become a multinational
corporation and conident they will
continue Celina's reputation for high
quality and excellent service. "
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