JM Eagle is relocating its corporate headquarters from Livingston to Los Angeles and is launching a ``hybrid'' sales strategy the company said will improve customer service.
J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. and PW Eagle Inc. merged in June to become JM Eagle. The merged firm plans to integrate JM's centralized call-center approach to sales with the regionalized and more-personal approach employed by PW Eagle.
``PW Eagle has been very successful with their method, and JM has been very successful with ours,'' said JM Eagle spokesman Dennis Campbell in a Sept. 21 telephone interview.
Fiberglass-reinforced door maker Plastpro Inc. also will make the move from Livingston to Los Angeles, Campbell said.
The location of the corporate headquarters is not critical in terms of sales and manufacturing efficiencies, he said, but ``proximity to a really good airport is a factor.''
``The new building is about a nine iron from LAX,'' he added.
June is the target date for completing the new Los Angeles headquarters.
About 150 people work at the corporate headquarters in Livingston. JM Eagle will maintain a branch office there, Campbell said.