Deerfield Beach, Florida – MAPEI Corporation has expanded company operations with two new locations in Georgia and Florida. Both locations will initially operate as warehouses, providing local support for customers, expediting shipments and facilitating continued growth in North America. These facilities will shortly transition into plants to increase MAPEI’s production capabilities.
The first of two locations is a 210,000-square-foot (19 509 m2) building in Calhoun, Georgia. “While we wait for plant equipment to be installed, this facility will operate as a warehouse, but it will quickly transition to become our new plant for manufacturing products for resilient flooring,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI North America. “Within the year, this location will be developed with the latest production equipment and will feature a state-of-the-art laboratory.”
The second location currently stands at 100,000 square feet (9 290 m2) in Wildwood, Florida, with plans to expand the facility to 260,000 square feet (24 155 m2). Located north of Tampa, the facility will significantly increase product availability and services to customers in northern Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and other surrounding states. The Wildwood acquisition also includes significant acreage for future expansion.
With these latest acquisitions in Florida and Georgia, MAPEI Corporation operates 13 plants and warehouses in the United States. Plans for further expansions are forthcoming, according to Di Geso. “MAPEI is committed to continually investing for our present and future growth. These expansions are major investments to ensure that we are giving our customers the best service possible, and we will continue to expand our footprint in the Americas,” he said.
The property acquisitions were finalized for the Wildwood facility on March 26 and for the Calhoun property on April 20.These new facilities will create full-time job opportunities in the manufacturing industry and boost economic development in the area.