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KronotexUSA to Expand S.C. Laminate Flooring Factory

30.08.2010 | News | SWISS KRONO USA

Barnwell, S.C., August 30, 2010 — KronotexUSA Holdings Inc. announces the expansion of its Kronotex Flooring LLC manufacturing facility in Barnwell, S.C. The construction project, expected to start immediately, will enhance clean-energy development and increase production capacity by 60% with the installation of a third set of high-speed laminating and profiling lines.

“The expansion of our Barnwell facility will enable us to produce a complete line of high-end laminate flooring products with improved design, which were previously only produced in the company’s European factories and imported by KronotexUSA,” said Norm Voss, the president and CEO of KronotexUSA Holdings, Inc. “The increase in both capacity and capability will create new jobs in Barnwell while providing our customers with higher-value products more quickly and more reliably, in addition to reducing their delivery costs and working capital requirements.”

KronotexUSA’s expansion project, which includes 225,000 square feet of additional warehouse space and new factory, administrative and sales offices, will create 40 new jobs with a capital investment of $45 million.

“This significant investment during a time of weak economic growth is a testimonial to the excellent quality of our products and our work force in Barnwell,” Voss said. “We could not have continued to grow our business during these tough economic conditions if it weren’t for the close working relationships we have developed with our customers and critical vendors.”