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IKO Opens Hillsboro, Tex., Manufacturing Facility
Area Development News Desk–IKO, a manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, opened its newest production facility in Hillsboro, Texas.
According to company officials, the 250,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility is historic for IKO as it completes the company’s manufacturing footprint in the United States, allowing it to better serve and build upon the customer and homeowner base in the Southwest. IKO (www.iko.com) opened its first U.S. asphalt shingle plant in Wilmington, Delaware in 1981.
According to IKO Vice-president of U.S. Sales, Keith Lowe, the new flagship facility is a vital component of the company’s long-term strategic expansion plan, as well as a significant statement on the company’s commitment to the U.S. market.
“IKO has built more modern facilities and invested more in our technology in the past twenty years than anyone else in our industry,” said Lowe. “We are proud of the effort and resources that we’ve invested in better serving our U.S. customers," he said.
The company expects its facility will employ 65 people, with the possibility for future expansion to meet consumer demand. The project was announced in 2015, shortly after the company opened its IKO Southeast facility in Sylacauga, Alabama. Plans are already underway for the construction of a new facility west of Toronto, Ontario, modernizing IKO’s first plant in eastern Canada, built in 1958.
An earlier version of this report, republished with permission of Halcyon Business Publications, Inc., appeared on March 9, 2018, in Area Development Online: www.areadevelopment.com/newsitems/3-9-2018/iko-production-facility-hillsboro-texas.shtml
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