20 Jul 2000: Braeside warehouse
Ai’s first location was a serviced office in Moorabbin with shared receptionists directing calls for Ai. Jim made logos, designed brochures, and created the Ai flag.
In 2000, Ai moved into a small warehouse in Braeside. Operations expanded and Ai started storing pre-cut metal extrusions.
More 2000 Ai milestones:
- The Sydney Olympic Games brought an order about 200 new flagpoles. Jim and Greg filled the order with help machining from Vincent Caia.
- Ai started to expand. Sally Cordell joined Ai on a casual basis, getting the accounts in order. She initially worked one day per month.