Kirkland, WA, July 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- ATGStores.com announced their 12th anniversary July 14, 2011. In honor of their 12 years in business, ATGStores thanked customers for their business and support with a birthday promotional discount for any purchase made on that date. ATGStores has undergone a remarkable transformation from its founding and celebrated the upcoming milestone.
Director of Marketing, Michael Pinkowski marvels at how far the company has come. “12 years ago, we were one of the first, if not the first, to present people with a substantial offering of light fixtures with 44,624 products. Since that time, we’ve dramatically expanded in all areas of our company including employment, product categories and manufacturers. We are anxious to continue to be leaders in helping people find products they want for their lives.”
Since its founding, ATGStores has grown to be a company of more than 250 employees, with a recent 20,000 sq foot expansion at its Kirkland, WA headquarters to be completed early August 2011. The renovation will allow ATGStores to continue to hire and raise their employment growth to reach the full capacity of each its spaces. ATGStores operates a family of 500 online stores that feature more than 3.5 million products across 18 different product divisions, while also maintaining and fostering relationships with more than 3,000 of its vendors.
Not only has ATGStores celebrated 12 years in business but also 12 years of record setting within the company. ATGStores has experienced growth in sales and order volume, each surpassing the previous years. This trend has continued in the 2011 fiscal year. Sales for ATGStores in 2011 are projected to have increased over 80% compared to that of 2010 and order volume has seen a 65% increase compared to 2010 as well.
“What once began as Lighting Universe, to what has become ATGStores.com today is phenomenal. It is a group effort and achievement that we are proud of. However, this is just the beginning. We are continually making changes to improve our processes, efforts and relations that will in turn help us continue down the path of success. We look forward to continuing on with the changes and growth that we have been experiencing and eagerly await to see what another 12 years has to bring us,” said President/CEO Gary Rubens.