Uzin Utz North America hosts groundbreaking event in Waco

Jun. 13, 2021

Uzin Utz North America, Aurora, Colo., hosted a recent groundbreaking event for the company's new 125,000-sq.-ft. dry mortar facility in Waco, Texas. More than 70 local community members, business owners and local leadership were in attendance as members of Uzin Utz North America officially kicked off the construction project.

“We are a people company and people truly made the decision in this complex process for us to select the city of Waco, Texas,” said Matthias Liebert, president of Uzin Utz North America. “The turnout by the community at our groundbreaking event is further confirmation that we made the right decision. We look forward to starting the construction process and further strengthening our ties in the community of Waco and McLennan County” 

The new $34 million facility will produce self-leveling compounds, patches, thin sets, grouts and other product categories in the future. In addition to manufacturing capacities, it also will be the location of the new Uzin Utz North America training center for all brands, and the central location for research and development. R&D, generating ane stimate 40 new job opportunities. The plant is estimated to be operational by mid-2022. 

“This project is a testament to the efforts of our employees in North America, customer acceptance of our brands, and strong innovation and technology of our products and services,” said Philipp Utz, executive board member, Uzin Utz AG. “We can proudly say today that the decision to continue to invest in the North American flooring market has paid off. We will continue to invest strategically as needed to gain market share”

Waco will be the third location in North America for the company, which has a manufacturing facility in Dover, Del., and a disibution facility in Aurora. The expansion also adds to the global manufacturing footprint of the Uzin Utz Group with manufacturing facilities in Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Indonesia and China.  

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