Zenith Quest Groundbreaking in Afton

Here at Harman we are excited to be partnering with a growing local business, Zenith Quest Corporation, on the construction of their new warehouse and light manufacturing facility in Afton, Va.

Excavating Equipment On-site Ready to Move Dirt

Excavating equipment on-site ready to move dirt

On Saturday, April 25th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in preparation for the upcoming project. Zenith Quest founder, Kutlay “Peter” Kay, his wife Hanri, and their children moved the first dirt. Afterwards there was a reception held for employees, family, friends, and supporters at Zenith Quest’s existing office.

Kutlay "Peter" Kay, his wife Hanri, and their children

Kutlay “Peter” Kay, his wife Hanri, and their children

Zenith Quest was founded in Afton five years ago and has grown very rapidly.  They are an import/export company specializing in ammunition and firearms. For the past year and a half they have been importing ammunition and then selling to Walmart.

“The company has grown from three years ago, just having two staff at our office at Pantops, to now we have a dozen staff here [in Afton], and a dozen overseas as well,” said facilities manager Ray Miles.

Moving the First Shovels of Dirt

Moving the first shovels of dirt

This facility will allow them to continue their expansion into the import and sale of firearms. This growth will result in 30 new jobs for the local area.

The facility will be an “L” shaped 80,000 square foot, pre-engineered Butler metal building. The space is going to be primarily used for Zenith’s product storage. It will also feature an office, bathrooms, and loading docks. This facility was designed through the collaborative effort of Design-Build Manager Jim Ellinger, working with Zenith Quest, to create a facility that meets their needs and goals now and into the future.

The Staff of Zenith Quest with their Families

Zenith Quest staff and their families

View the Newsplex 19 news story about this project by clicking here.