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Office pod manufacturer SnapCab looks toward expansion

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Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson toured the building with CEO and founder Glenn Bostock, learning about the company's history, culture, and systems. 

KINGSTON — SnapCab announced a plan to expand their Kingston, Ont. manufacturing facility, prompting a visit from Bryan Paterson, the mayor of Kingston.

Paterson toured the building with CEO and founder Glenn Bostock, learning about the company’s history, culture, and systems.

The company plans to undertake the project in a phased approach. The company has chosen a builder to work on the first phase. An additional 18,000 square feet is projected to be built adjacent to the existing 36,000 square-foot building.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Bostock says that he and his employees were concerned about business coming to a halt. In response to their concerns, they redirected their energies to developing products that would be of service during a pandemic: office pods with the proper air filtration, pods with a window divider and separate air flow for face-to-face meetings, and solo pods to facilitate working from home. They also created a medical triage pod, the SnapCab Care.


Bostock started the company in Southeastern Pennsylvania 39 years ago, making elevator interior paneling. Over the years, he developed his business by remodelling a system with interlocking panels. He then extended the interlocking panel concept and lean manufacturing principles to wall paneling and office pod kits.

SnapCab maintains a large facility in Warrington, Pa. with 80 employees. In 2014 they opened a second facility in Kingston, Ont. dedicated to manufacturing a variety of workspace products. The Kingston location currently employs 43 people.


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