Announces Plans for First North American Manufacturing Facility
Technoform of Cleveland has announced a finalized ten-year lease agreement
for its first North American production facility, which will be located in Twinsburg,
The new 54,000-square-foot facility will manufacture the company's I-Spacer
and I-Strut products. The lease became effective January 1; terms were not
"Ideally, we wanted our first production facility to be located near the
large concentration of window manufacturers in this region and accessible to major
highways for ease of distribution," said Mark Silverburg, president of Technoform.
"We also sought close proximity to major polymer and engineering universities
in Cleveland and Akron for assistance in developing new technologies. High demand
for our products requires production in North America, and we needed to initiate
that production as soon as possible, so we focused on identifying newer buildings
that could be occupied fairly quickly."
The company says it plans to begin installing manufacturing equipment early
this year and expects to initiate production for North American orders by May.
In addition, company officials expect to hire 28 to 30 new employees over the
next two years.