ADVANCE – EARLY YEARS John Krummell Sr | Founder ’04 Ribbon Cutting | Cedartown Plant Today: Matt, Chris and John KrummellAdvance was founded in 1958 in Compton, California and has been a family-owned warehouse storage company ever since. 1958Advance Equipment Co. started. 1965First plant in Compton. 1975Hoover Street Plant opened. Electronic work bench line created. 1982Hoover expanded to 50,000 SF. 1985Work bench business sold. Hoover St. closed. Advance Storage Products started. 1989First 2 Deep pushback job sold to Ralphs Grocery (10,000 lanes, $2.6M). 1992Boeing Project ($8M high bay system). 1992LoPro pushback line introduced and patented. 1996Rockmart pushback plant opened (20,000 SF). 1998Rockmart plant at capacity. 2004Cedartown plant opened, pallet rack line introduced (100,000 SF). 2006Cedartown plant at capacity. 2014Salt Lake City plant opened (65,000 SF).