Aliquippa, Pa.,- ARDEX Americas has begun construction on a new marketing building at its corporate headquarters in Aliquippa, Pa just outside of Pittsburgh, as well as a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and technical training center in Stockton, California. The marketing building will be completed by early-summer 2012 and the new plant will open in the spring of 2013. In addition, upgrades are being made to the Aliquippa, PA and Dallas, GA plants. These developments mark the largest expansion by ARDEX Americas since moving its corporate offices, training center and plant from Coraopolis, PA to Aliquippa in 2000.
“Despite challenging economic times, ARDEX Americas has consistently grown and diversified our product offerings,” said Jesse David, ARDEX Americas Vice-President and General Manager. “ We are very fortunate to be in a situation where we are growing our workforce, and adding jobs to the economy as well.”
The new Stockton plant is part of a multi-million dollar strategic project that focuses on the ARDEX Tile and Stone Installation System expansion. In addition, 20 to 30 new employees will join ARDEX Americas to support this strategic initiative, adding 10% to the existing workforce.
“We are aggressively going after the tile and stone installation segment,” said Stephan M. Liozu, ARDEX Americas President and CEO. “We are the global leader in tile and stone installation products, and we will now be a significant player in the U.S. premium market.”
New employment opportunities include sales, plant operations, communications, and technical support personnel. ARDEX Americas is one of 33 business units that are part of the privately held ARDEX Group, based in Witten Germany, with more than 1,800 employees worldwide.
ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, concrete repair, floor covering installations, tile & stone and architectural concrete surfaces systems for commercial and residential applications. For over 30 years in North America, ARDEX Americas has led the industry in product performance, innovation, and technical leadership. ARDEX prides itself on providing unmatched customer service, in-field support, training, and a commitment to the growth and profitability of its customers' businesses. ARDEX Americas is headquartered in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania within the Pittsburgh Region, and services North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Basin.