An essential component of our exceptional service is our purpose-built, US-based production facility, wholly owned by Society Awards. This facility allows us to execute client programs with absolute logistical accuracy. In 2017 it was expanded to more than double its original size and was converted to full solar power.
Our production facility supports all customization and personalization, quality control, inventorying and drop shipping. Its central location in the American Midwest allows us to drop ship nationally and internationally with optimal efficiency. This is particularly important to us, as the world’s most beautiful awards are only of value when paired with on-time delivery.
The expansion includes a lot more than an increase in square footage. The front of the building now features an outdoor community events pavilion designed by architect Joe Jattuso. Local charities will have access to the space for benefits free of charge. The local community has been incredibly supportive of Society Awards; this addition was a chance to give back in a meaningful way.
The pavilion includes drought-tolerant xeriscaping, a central stage for live entertainment, lighting and a built-in bar. The defining feature is a huge, steel-framed canopy with solar panel-embedded glass. These solar panels are also significant as they now fully power our production operations.
Among the additions, we added a water feature. Visitors can take off their shoes and step into the shallow pool where they can lounge on the cedar wood bench and enjoy the scenery. The cycling water creates a gentle and relaxing sound while providing respite from warm Oklahoma days.
Our production team is made up of dedicated, highly-trained professionals. To support the added capacity, we have begun filling several new positions with members from the exceptional talent pool that is the Grove community.