A ceremony dedicating the first U.S. plant for Uzin Utz Manufacturing North America Inc. brought more than 150 guests to the festivities in Dover, Delaware. The new facility joins UFLOOR Systems Inc. out of Aurora, Colorado as the second subsidiary of Uzin Utz AG in the U.S. Floor leveling and patching compounds will be produced for the North American market at the new site. In addition to Administration and R & D departments, a training center for contractor customers is also located in the new building. The company invested just over $13.5 million dollars in the facility.
“After a year of construction, we are proud to announce the completion of our first production plant in America,” Dr. H. Werner Utz, CEO of Uzin Utz AG, stated. The building, planned by Nutec Design Associates, York, PA., has a total floor space of 64,000 s/f. The production area encompasses 16,000 s/f while the office space for administration is around 8,000 s/f.
“With this second location in the northeastern U.S., we can better cater to the needs of our customers,” said Philipp Utz, President of Uzin Utz Manufacturing North America Inc. “Short delivery times, good raw material availability and a highly-qualified work force were just some of the key factors for selecting Dover for this new plant location. The proximity to our customers in America and the fast growing Canadian market, good transportation hubs and a modern infrastructure also played a role with this strategic decision.”