Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces & Hanwha Surfaces Announce Joint Venture
July 20, 2017
Hanwha L&C Corporation and Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces have announced a joint-venture agreement to build a manufacturing facility in Temple, Texas, supporting expansion and growth of the Hanex Solid Surfaces and Wilsonart Solid Surface product lines. The more-than-125,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility provides both companies with added capacity and onsite product development capabilities to service their respective North American solid surface customers will begin production in July of 2018.
“Manufacturing in Temple, Texas, where Wilsonart’s North American business is based, makes perfect sense,” said Andrew Korzen, vice president, Product Management for Wilsonart Solid Surface and Wilsonart Quartz. “It supports our strategy to expand our engineered surfaces product platform, and represents a significant commitment to our solid surface program.”
As the demand for solid surface products increases in the commercial market, both Hanwha and Wilsonart experienced a need to expand production. The new facility gives both brands the ability to maximize product availability, proximity to customers and better serve the solid surface market with locally made products.
“The timing of this initiative coincides perfectly with our renewed strategic focus on the solid surface market,” said Steve Becker, vice president, Corporate Sales and Marketing for Hanwha Surfaces. “Additionally, we will have a second production line for our HanStone Quartz brand operational in September. It is our strategic vision to move our manufacturing to North America to create synergies not only for Hanwha, but also for our customers across all sectors.”
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