THE COLONY, TEXAS – APRIL 7, 2016—ACPI, home to Echelon Cabinetry® and Advanta Cabinets®, is expanding its manufacturing capacity to include a second plant in Mount Union, Pennsylvania. The 200,000 square foot building is situated on 36 acres in a modern industrial park, with paved parking capable of supporting 1,800 employees.
“The plant is strategically located in close proximity to our Thompsontown manufacturing facility. Mount Union will serve as a feeder plant for expansion of both our Thompsontown assembly operation and future satellite assembly operations,” says Wally Cisowski, acpi COO/CFO. “In addition, the new plant will enable us to expand into new markets.”
Built in 1996 and designed for heavy to light manufacturing, the Class A facility is uniquely suited to accommodate the needs of a modern cabinet manufacturing company. The single-story building features 16,000 square feet of office space and 185,000 square feet of manufacturing space, with the potential to increase the footprint by an additional 400,000 square feet in the future.
Cisowski adds, “We intend to invest a substantial amount of capital over the next 18 months to become the preferred cabinet manufacturer in North America. This investment will include state of the art finishing systems featuring the greenest footprint in the industry, door manufacturing cells, and innovative equipment to capture emerging market opportunities.”
The additional space will increase acpi’s manufacturing capacity for its current product offering by 60% as well as allow the company’s brands to offer a wider variety of product options and configurations. ACPI’s new facility will support Echelon and Advanta’s promise of delivering orders on-time and complete.
“We are very excited about the addition of our new factory in Mt. Union, PA. Not only does the additional facility provide growth capacity, but we have identified new and innovative ways to bring value to our customers,” says Larry Denbrock, acpi President and CEO. “Our promise is to provide the high-quality, great value and the peace of mind our customers need to be successful. Our new factory is a demonstration of our commitment to keep this promise.”
ACPI will begin manufacturing cabinets at the Mount Union location in 2017.
ACPI manufactures and distributes kitchen and bath cabinets throughout the United States under the Echelon Cabinetry and Advanta Cabinets brand names. Echelon was developed for home builders, dealers and remodelers; Advanta, for the multifamily and commercial markets. Headquartered in The Colony, TX, with manufacturing operations in Thompsontown, PA, acpi offers a wide array of high quality product styles and configurations in a variety of wood species and constructions, including alder, cherry, maple, oak, birch, plantation hardwood, laminate and thermofoil.
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