Deceuninck North America marked a significant milestone in its continued growth with the grand opening of a 150,000 square-foot-facility near Reno, Nevada. The $20 million facility, which sits on a 28-acre site, can accommodate up to 24 extrusion lines and includes manufacturing support, offices and a warehouse.
"Our western expansion creates the potential for significant growth and reinforces Deceuninck's commitment to existing customers in the West and further meets the need for window systems, profiles and tools designed for the western market and climate," said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck North America, which is headquartered in Monroe, Ohio. "We were honored to celebrate the grand opening of our Fernley plant with our valued customers, fabricators, Reno-area officials and the international business community."
In addition to Geeraert, featured speakers at the grand opening ceremony included:
· Francis Van Eeckhout, CEO, Deceuninck Group
· Henri Vantieghem, Consul General of Belgium in Los Angeles
· Roy Edgington Jr., Mayor, Fernley, Nevada.
Event attendees took a tour of the facility to see first-hand the culmination of the plant's strategic design and construction. As a purpose-built plant, the facility was designed and built specifically to meet Deceuninck's manufacturing requirements. The facility features a streamlined manufacturing flow, from the two railroad spurs serving the Fernley location to the movement of materials through the facility and shipment of the finished product. The plant is also built to accommodate future growth.
The Fernley facility will have an initial staff of 35.
"The Fernley plant is a significant addition for the Deceuninck Group business and will enable our North American operations to more efficiently serve its western customers as the industry continues to evolve its lean manufacturing approach," Van Eeckhout said.
About Deceuninck North America
Deceuninck North America, LLC is a fully integrated design, compounding, tooling, lamination and PVC extrusion company that produces energy-efficient vinyl window and door systems. The company is committed to developing high-performance products that are currently in more than 6 million U.S. homes. With headquarters in Monroe, Ohio, and a new facility in Fernley, Nevada, Deceuninck North America's sales have had double-digit growth for the past three years. Deceuninck North America is part of the Deceuninck Group, an integrated global organization that produces PVC window systems for the building industry. Deceuninck Group employs 3,600 people servicing more than 4,000 customers in 91 countries with worldwide production facilities. For more information, please visit www.DeceuninckNA.com.