THE COLONY, Texas - Cabinetmaker acpi plans to expand its manufacturing capacity in Pennsylvania with the addition of a second plant - a 200,000-square-foot facility in Mount Union. The new manufacturing space will feature new finishing systems and door manufacturing cells.
“The plant is strategically located in close proximity to our Thompsontown manufacturing facility,” says Wally Cisowski, acpi COO/CFO. "Mount Union will serve as a feeder plant for expansion of both our Thompsontown assembly operation and future satellite assembly operations. In addition, the new plant will enable us to expand into new markets.
Commercial cabinet manufacturer CABTEQ Solutions planned expansion is expected to create 125 new jobs.
“We intend to invest a substantial amount of capital over the next 18 months to become the preferred cabinet manufacturer in North America. This investment will include state of the art finishing systems featuring the greenest footprint in the industry, door manufacturing cells, and innovative equipment to capture emerging market opportunities,” Cisowski adds.
Manufacturing will start at the Mount Union plant in 2017.
The building, formerly the FCI USA building built in 1996, also has 16,000-square-feet of office space and 185,000-square-feet of manufacturing space, with the potential to increase the footprint by an additional 400,000 square feet in the future. The company says the additional space will increase acpi’s manufacturing capacity for its current product offering by 60% as well as allow the company’s brands to offer a wider variety of product options and configurations. And the new facility will support Echelon and Advanta’s promise of delivering orders on-time and complete.
With headquarters in The Colony, Texas, acpi now manufactures and distributes kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States under the Echelon Cabinetry and Advanta Cabinets brand names. Echelon was developed for home builders, dealers and remodelers; Advanta, for the multifamily and commercial markets. acpi offers a wide array of product styles and configurations in a variety of wood species and constructions, including alder, cherry, maple, oak, birch, plantation hardwood, laminate and thermofoil.
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