MAPEI Corporation (Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA), a leading manufacturer of chemical products for the building industry, announced the acquisition of a new 200,000 square-foot (18,581 m2) facility in Houston, Texas, that is designed for the manufacturing of powders and liquid admixtures. Currently in Phase One of development as the manufacturing equipment is being installed, the facility holds the possibility of expansion in the future, according to MAPEI.
“When it opens in 2023, this new facility will be an immense strategic asset for us in Houston’s expanding market,” says Carlo Mandelli, director of operations for MAPEI.
Located northeast of the city along the Beltway 8 corridor, the Houston-based facility will create jobs for fast-growing suburbs such as Kingwood, Humble, and Atascocita.
“By the year 2023, the plant will be up and running, not only producing MAPEI products but also creating approximately 80 new jobs between direct and indirect labor,” says Luigi Di Geso, president and CEO of MAPEI.
Continues Di Geso, “This Houston facility joins our Garland facility, expanding our Texas footprint and allowing us to serve our customers across the South, West and Central United States even more efficiently.”
The Houston facility also joins other MAPEI construction projects nearing the final stages of completion, including facilities in Dalton, Georgia and Fredericksburg, Virginia. Both will also be full-production facilities. Further announcements regarding their respective openings will be forthcoming, MAPEI says.
Source: MAPEI, www.mapei.com.