VEKA Receives State Grant for Planned Growth
July 26, 2013 by VEKA Inc
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's Action Team has announced that VEKA will receive state grants to support VEKA's expansion plans. The state funding will be used to help supplement costs for additional equipment, technological advancements as well as employee training at VEKA’s Corporate Headquarters in Fombell, PA.
President and CEO Joe Peilert comments, “There has been tremendous growth across the customer base at VEKA Inc. in Fombell due to new and innovative energy saving products. The time was right to commit to capacity expansion. In the process, we will be creating 38 new positions. Southwestern PA's strong pool of skilled labor has been and will be a critical success factor for us. Our excellent benefits package and apprenticeship program is designed to attract technically skilled job candidates that are interested in a long-term career. The cooperation within our community, Beaver County and with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance has been outstanding in supporting us during the past 30 years and now for our expansion plans going forward. We are planning on expanding at several of our locations and are excited to offer the communities we call home with new job opportunities."
VEKA Corporate headquarters isn’t the only facility undergoing expansion. A project that began in January of this year for VEKA South in Terrell, TX has entered its final stages of completion. VEKA South expanded production capacity by installing an additional 4 extrusion lines with plans to add a rail spur in the 1st quarter of next year.
VEKA South also recently installed a new lamination line for VEKA's Pinnacle laminate platform. Color options are becoming more and more appealing for the Southern market. The weatherable properties of these colors and wood grain laminates provide a durable solution. Expansion was necessary to accommodate continued customer and market.
VEKA South is working closely with the city in order to expedite the expansion, which will increase the job opportunities at VEKA and for the city of Terrell. “With the melt down of the housing market, 2007-2011 were very challenging years for VEKA, our customers and our industry. Now, as the construction market is starting to rebound, based on our organizational strength, our stable and experienced team, as well as the strategic location of our 4 North American plants, we are emerging from the recession as a stronger company, prepared to support the growth of our customers." says Peilert.
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