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VT Industries, Inc. Holds Ribbon Cutting for Plant Expansion
HOLSTEIN, IA (November 8, 2017) — VT Industries held an organizational ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to mark the official opening of the newly constructed expansion at its Holstein, Iowa architectural wood door manufacturing facility. The industry leading company also held an employee appreciation luncheon that day to thank employees for their hard work and dedication.
President and CEO, Doug Clausen, had the honor of leading the ribbon cutting with the assistance of third generation leadership, Trisha Schmitt, VP of Corporate Marketing, and Aaron Clausen, Continuous Improvement/ Lean Leader. Chief Operating Officer, Jason Farver welcomed the press and gave a few remarks.
Ground was broken in the fall of 2016 for an 82,000 square foot addition in an effort to increase manufacturing capacity for flush architectural wood doors.
The addition accommodates the relocation of the face material warehouse as well as expanding capacity to continue to deliver on VT’s industry leading fixed lead-time strategy. As a part of the expansion, VT also renovated their existing production facility, constructed a new parking area, brought an additional 60 jobs to the area, and will be adding a building adjacent to the current facility for the automation team in the near future.
“This expansion marks the beginning of a new era for VT,” notes Farver. “Being a leader in the architectural wood door industry, VT takes pride in their strong commitments to innovation and growth. With the increased production capacity, we will now be able to better serve customers more efficiently.”
About VT Industries
Headquartered in Holstein, Iowa, VT Industries, Inc., is North America’s leading manufacturer of architectural wood doors, postformed laminate countertops, and architectural stone surfaces. The company’s three divisions serve customers from eleven manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the company’s website at www.vtindustries.com for more information.