Factory Marks Wilsonart, Hyundai Joint Venture
TEMPLE, TX — Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces and Hyundai L&C USA have celebrated the opening of a new factory aimed at supporting a joint business venture between the two surfacing product suppliers.
The Temple, TX facility will provide manufacturing capabilities to support growth for the Wilsonart and Hanex solid surfaces product lines, produced under the terms of a 15-year-old joint-venture alliance known as American Surfacing Materials, LLC (ASM), according to the companies.
The 135,000-sq.-ft. factory has the capacity to produce up to 300,000 sheets of solid surface annually, according to the companies. The plant’s location will also allow both companies “to maximize product availability, proximity to customers and better serve the solid surface market with American made products,” officials said.
“This new ASM solid surface manufacturing facility offers both our companies an innovative, state-of-the-art facility that will deliver distinctive products our customers can’t find anywhere else,” said Tim O’Brien, CEO of Wilsonart.
“The new plant is an excellent collaboration between two leaders in the industry (and) will allow both companies to better serve their customers,” he added.