Viewsat La Jolla distribution center


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Username: Sfermin

Post Number: 43
Registered: Jun-06
I have worked in the Viewsat Distribution warehouse for 5 years. The owner has decided to retire and close operations, although business was great. It did come as a shock. We have two divisions and we had hoped that our division would stay open, but not to be.
I had thought I would retire with this company. It is a family owned business. Although, I am very discouraged by this, I have no hard feelings for this family.The owner is very wealthy and money is not a problem for him. I guess if I were rich, I wouldn't want the headache that can come with this business either. The owners son obvious doesn't want to continue with the business. I can only speak highly of my Boss. He is honest and was a great man to work for. Not to mention the smartest man I ever knew. He taught me so much. I admire his entire family. In a way, they were my second family.

I am still working there, helping to close down, but eventually will have to make a decision on what to do. I have considered opening my own business. I have many customers that would use me. Many are even asking me to do this.

I would have to start small and work up. I don't know of another FTA business that I would work for in this area as of yet. I'm not even sure I want to get into this. Just haven't had time to make a decision.

I am thinking, I could work out of my home for now and just serve a trusted customer base. Although, I understand all the operating factors about bidding and running work, I need to learn more about the business end of starting up a company. The last ECM was a blessing in disguise and business was brisk. We were able to move over 1,000 units in one month to various customers around the world.

I am talking to other small business owners, possible employees, customers, etc.
I have very little capital to start up, but have work arounds that would allow me to do larger work. One customer wants me to start doing his large work right away.
Even wants me to come to work for him and start a cable box distribution division that seems to be the way to go.

Anyone that knows the FTA business as I, knows the possible headaches, cost, ect. You do it wrong, you won't last long.

Any of you ever just started small, working out of your house, I would like to hear from you. I've always worked out of a large office/warehouse. I know some that seem to do this successfully. I just wonder about all the factors being this small and doing larger work. I do have many connections that would help out.

I certainly will miss this fine company. We are considered the best in out area for quality.

Of course the news is out about closing down. The company is Viewsat Distribution in La Jolla, Ca.

I am the Sr. Project Manger at our La Jolla Facility. The only job I have ever worked, so starting over again will be something new for many of us.

I have a lot of decisions to make. So just seeking some advice.

New member
Username: Rgb360

Post Number: 9
Registered: Jun-06
there is no La Jolla plant or distribution center!!! La Jolla does not have ANY industrial parks at all.
Mr V might live there tho, as most mortgages are around 20k.

"Viewsat Distribution in La Jolla, Ca."
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