TEMPLE, Texas – Hanwha L&C Corp. and Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces announced a joint-venture agreement today to build a 125,000 ft²-plus manufacturing facility here.

200 hawhawilsonThe plant will support expansion and growth of the Hanex Solid Surfaces and Wilsonart® Solid Surface product lines, providing both companies with added capacity and onsite product development capabilities to service their respective North American customers.

Both Hanwha and Wilsonart experienced a need to expand production. Additionally, the new facility gives both brands the ability to maximize product availability, proximity to customers and better serve the solid surface market with locally made products.

“Manufacturing in Temple, Texas, where Wilsonart’s North American business is based, makes perfect sense,” says Andrew Korzen, vice president, product management, for Wilsonart® Solid Surface and Wilsonart® Quartz. “It supports our strategy to expand our Engineered Surfaces product platform, and represents a significant commitment to our solid-surface program.”

“The timing of this initiative coincides perfectly with our renewed strategic focus on the solid-surface market,” says Steve Becker, Hanwha Surfaces vice president, corporate sales and marketing. “Additionally, we will have a second production line for our HanStone Quartz brand operational in September. It is our strategic vision to move our manufacturing to North America to create synergies not only for Hanwha, but also for our customers across all sectors.”

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