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April 13, 2023

Portland industrial supplier doubling space as demand grows

person in red T-shirt with panels Courtesy / Industrial Automation Supply Chris Neal works on an industrial system. Industrial Automation Supply is consolidating operations at 75–77 Industrial Way in Portland.

Industrial Automation Supply, an electrical controls and automation components distributor based in Portland, is in the midst of consolidating operations to double the space it now occupies.

Since 2006, it has occupied a little over half the space at 75–77 Industrial Way in Portland, which is owned by Dirigo Capital Holdings LLC.

The remainder of the space was occupied by longtime tenant Enerdoor Group, a developer and producer of power quality and electromagnetic solutions for automated machinery and industrial plants.

building sign cars
Courtesy / Industrial Automation Supply
New signage will go up at 75–77 Industrial Way in Portland, now that Industrial Automation Supply is getting ready to occupy the whole building.

About a year ago, IAS leased 2,000 square feet at the Innovation District at the Downs in Scarborough to accommodate its growing systems group, a division that helps customers with product design and installation of systems. 

With Enerdoor moving to a new location to accommodate its own expanding needs, the time was right for IAS to occupy the remainder of the Portland space and bring the systems group under that roof, according to a news release. The additional space will also include a research and development lab, a podcast studio, and the capability for increased video production.

Industrial Automation Supply has served the equipment manufacturers market in New England and the Northeast since 1993 and has seen steady growth since it was founded 30 years ago. The move is expected to allow more synergy and bring more resources at a single location. The company employs around 30 people. 

“We’re extremely excited to be able to bring our entire operation back in-house, with a greatly expanded footprint,” said Industrial Automation Supply President Chris LeBel. “This was a long-term goal for the company as it continues to expand — we have the right space now, in place, to meet our needs.”

“Our systems group allows customers to have the complete panel build carried out for them from purchasing to delivery,” said Erni Brady, VP of sales. “To break it down, if we were a grocery store, we'd not only sell you all the ingredients to bake a cake, but we'll bake it for you.”

person in warehouse
Courtesy / Industrial Automation Supply
Mark Chapman and the systems group will be housed in the additional space in Portland.



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