FOREVER® Opens New State-of-the-art Memory Digitization Facility
Today, Forever, Inc. announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art digitization facility in Hobart, Wisconsin, outside of Green Bay. FOREVER currently digitizes over two million memories each year (including VHS tapes, films, photos, and negatives), so that people can bring old memories back to life. The new facility will dramatically increase FOREVER’s digitization capacity.
The new 25,000-square-foot facility was completed at a total cost of US $5 million, including new equipment, with the result that FOREVER now operates the world’s newest, highest-quality memory digitization facility. The company currently employs 30 people at the new facility, but the company plans to expand this number to 125 or more in the years ahead. Every day, FOREVER receives shipments from across North America of boxes full of legacy items to be digitized. The new facility is highly secure and includes an indoor loading dock, warehouse, processing area, logistics area, team member break area, server room, media studio, and offices.
FOREVER employee inspecting video digitization equipment.
FOREVER employees Derek Loreti & Jorge Hernandez on opening day.
The new FOREVER facility is the first structure to be completed in the Village of Hobart’s new mixed-use business district under the municipality’s master development plan. FOREVER received tax increment financing from the Village of Hobart to assist with project financing. The new facility was designed and built by Bayland Buildings, which is headquartered in Hobart.
“After many months of planning and construction, my team and I are thrilled to bring our new state-of-the-art digitization facility online,” said Glen Meakem, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOREVER. “The expanded footprint and new equipment will enable significant growth of the FOREVER digitization business and our entire memory-keeping platform in the months and years ahead.”
"By leveraging the larger space, most sophisticated technology available, and our highly dedicated Green Bay area workforce, we will meet the growing demands of our customers across North America, ensuring that their memories are immortalized with the utmost precision and care," said Eric Napier, FOREVER Director of Digitization.
“At FOREVER, we do the highest quality digitization work on the planet. No one cares more than we do.”
Founder & CEO Glen Meakem speaks to those in attendance at the FOREVER Digitization Facility Grand Opening.
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