Wilsonart expands TFL capacity in Oregon
October 22, 2020 | 9:24 am CDT
Wilsonart will increase its TFL capacity in North America with a new facility in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces announced it will increase its TFL (thermally fused laminate) capacity in North America with a new facility in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Construction will begin now with anticipation to be fully operational by July 2021.

“Our offerings have garnered tremendous support from both specifiers and fabricators. TFL is a key part of that offering, and this next expansion is a continuation of our strategy to enable us to meet growing demand and better serve our customers," said Ron Ubertini, vice president, product management.

The company’s investment in land and a new quick-cycle press, which will significantly increase production capability on the West Coast, is the latest milestone in the growth of its TFL business. In 2015, Wilsonart added branded TFL Panels to its Coordinated Surfaces suite, becoming a source for high pressure laminate (HPL), TFL panels, edgeband, and cabinet doors featuring more than 230 Wilsonart designs and 11 textures.

In 2016, Wilsonart acquired TFL manufacturing in Oxford, Mississippi, and purchased two quick-cycle press lines, and in 2017 the company expanded its TFL portfolio with the acquisition of KML Corp. based in Tacoma, Washington.

“A new world-class quick-cycle press and the construction of this facility allows for future expansion,” according to Ubertini. “This facility will allow for us to better serve our customers today while preparing the growth of tomorrow.” The Oregon facility will support the continued growth of KML and Wilsonart branded TFL products, including The LUJO collection. See http://www.wilsonart.com

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