Melnor Opens New East Coast Headquarters

Winchester, Va. — Employees of a Frederick County distributor of lawn and garden watering prod­ucts couldn’t help but smile Fri­day. After years of getting by in less­ desirable and leased locations, Melnor Inc. employees were pleased to show off their new headquarters and distribution center at 109 Tyson Drive in the Stonewall In­dustrial Park — just west of the In­terstate 81-Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) interchange in Frederick County, Virginia.

Melnor Inc. is one of the leading producers of lawn and garden watering products in North America. Their new 130,000-square-foot building houses offices, research and development labs, and a new distribution facility – all under one roof. The building is en­vironmentally friendly, with light sensors in nearly every room. The floors in the equipment testing rooms also have drains — an im­portant asset in the sprinkler and hose business.

Melnor holds more than 20 patents for lawn and garden equip­ment. Its products, such as Aqua-Guns oscillating sprinklers and specialty timers, can be found in major retail stores including Home Depot, Walmart and Target, as well as ACE Hardware stores. The company, which does its manufacturing in China and Tai­wan and has another distribution facility in Sumner, Wash., is ex­pected to have nearly $70 million in revenue for 2012.

Source: Winchester Star