Opens North American Manufacturing Facility
Aluflam North America, a manufacturer of true aluminum fire rated
windows, doors and curtainwall, has opened its first manufacturing
facility in the United States in Huntington Beach, Calif. The 11,000-square-foot
facility is intended to support the Denmark-based company's goal
of bringing its manufacturing to the United States to support its
years of sales and engineering efforts.
According to information from the company, the new facility, 30
miles south of Los Angeles, is positioned to help Aluflam North
America expand its growing customer base in North America.
Project manager Zac Monroe says the company decided to begin manufacturing
its products in the United States in order to closely oversee quality
control and to reduce pricing by not having to import products.
"Once we started getting our product tested and approved, obviously
there were a lot of frustrations with having the product produced
in Europe," Monroe says. The new manufacturing facility opened at
the beginning of June. "Since then we've been getting equipment
in, and getting trained on it," Monroe says.
The facility is currently only producing the company's storefront
products, while curtainwall products will continue to be built in
Europe. The first North American manufactured products are expected
to go out this week.
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