The striking laminate wood panel and veneer ceiling projects based on sophisticated fastening systems from Hunter Douglas Contract show design possibilities. The Hunter Douglas brand is part of the global Hunter Douglas Group, based in Rotterdam, employs 21,000 at 66 manufacturing centers and a 102 assembly plants - including one in Norcross, Georgia.

Subsidiaries in nearly 90 countries around the world help Hunter Douglas remain flexible in adapting products to meet local architectural design standards.

The Hunter Douglas Contract portfolio includes thousands of high-profile projects around the world, from retail, corporate and commercial facilities; to major transit centers and public spaces; to hospitality, health care and educational/governmental buildings.

The Hunter Douglas Contract plant in Norcross was expanded 40 percent two years ago, for producing architectural products. The unit engineers, manufactures, and sells a Luxalon metal ceilings, wood ceilings, custom ceilings, and wall panels. This location has housed Hunter Douglas' manufacturing operations for over 15 years. Ceilings come in natural veneers and laiminates, as well as powder coated and painted surfaces.

"This is a significant investment by Hunter Douglas in the growing market for specialty ceilings and walls," said Dilip Joglekar, vice president and general manager, Hunter Douglas Architectural Products. "The expanded facility in Norcross enhances our North American operations, giving Hunter Douglas new equipment and capacity to support an expanding product line, while letting us enhance quality and maintain superior customer service."

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