Assemblers Incorporated Has Ribbon Cutting Thursday

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Assemblers Incorporated will celebrate moving to 3916 Volunteer Dr. with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday at 11 a.m. 

Assemblers, Inc. is a Chattanooga-based professional assembly company that is dedicated to "adding value to the lives of our clients and customers." Assemblers, Inc. was established in Chattanooga in 1998 when two coworkers from a home improvement store saw an opportunity to improve the retail product assembly service. Being on the retail side of the industry gave them the chance to see pain points and improve them. 

The assembly industry began in the early 80’s with bike assembly and expanded to mass product assembly in the early 90’s. Retail stores hired assembly companies to come in once a week, not always meeting demands. Having a passion for the business, Mike Giaccone, president and CEO of Assemblers, Inc., wanted to improve this service and had a vision to make it better and in 1998 Assembly Unlimited was born. 

With 30-years of leadership inside “big box” home improvement stores, Mr. Giaccone and his partner knew what needs had to be met and what it would take to meet them. He and his partner started out with one goal, to change the way retailers thought about product assembly companies by treating them as partners. In 2004 Assembly Unlimited made a few structural changes and became what is now known as Assemblers, Inc. 

A vision that started in 1998 with two guys and one store as a client, is now a company that employs over 1,000 technicians and services thousands of clients, both commercial and residential. With each success came opportunities to give back to the local community. Mr. Giaccone and the team at Assemblers, Inc. are dedicated to building partnerships with organizations like The Ronald McDonald House, The Chattanooga Autism Center, and a growing list of other organizations within the community. When Mr. Giaccone found his home in Chattanooga he had no idea that the company would reach nearly 20-years of service, out-grow several office locations, leading to the new location being celebrating today. From 5,000
square feet to 16,000, officials are "ecstatic to share this moment with our clients and community partners." 

“We are a partner, not just a service provider," said Mr. Giaccone.  "A lot of our success comes from our reputation and relationships. Treating customers like family is a crucial part of the business.”


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