Col-Met Opens New Manufacturing Facility

150,000-square-foot facility expands company's capabilities and allows them to achieve an aggressive growth strategy for the long term.

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Col-Met celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas, in April with a festive open house.

 

The company’s distribution partners, suppliers, industry partners, local city officials and employees were invited to celebrate and view the new 150,000-square-foot facility. With nearly 300 people in attendance, Col-Met kicked off the event with with live music, a Texas barbeque and plant tours to share its product capabilities and the launch of new innovations.

 

The tours went through Col-Met’s history, the engineering products department, drafting, innovations and into the plant to get a full understanding of the company's manufacturing process, from sheet metal and fabrication to the coating process and superior accessories integrated into the products.

 

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In January 2015, Col-Met broke ground on the 150,000-square-foot facility that would expand their capabilities and allow them to achieve an aggressive growth strategy for the long term. In November, they moved into the new building that includes expanded office space, state-of-the-art manufacturing space, and a training room designed for enhanced distributor training.

 

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Following the plant tours, popular band Emerald City kicked off the celebration while attendees enjoyed a Texas barbeque dinner. With great food, drinks and even raffle drawings, the remainder of the evening was spent networking and listening to outstanding music.

 

In conjunction with the open house, Col-Met hosted distributor training courses in its new training room with nearly 50 attendees. The courses are designed to provide a first-class educational opportunity to learn all facets of finishing operations, as well as provide extensive knowledge on Col-Met product lines regarding engineering, design, safety, user friendliness and ongoing support after the sale.

 

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“What an event,” says Steve Houston, Col-Met’s chief marketing officer. “It was better than expected. Twenty years ago our founder and CEO, Eric Jones, had a dream and today we celebrate that dream in a 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that put us in a position to support our aggressive growth plans.”

 

For more information, please visit colmetsb.com