Henry B. Rothberg, LATICRETE co-owner and senior vp, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to mark the Grand Prairie, Texas, facility's official opening.

LATICRETE recently celebrated the completion of an $8 million, 50,000 square foot expansion to its Grand Prairie, Texas, manufacturing and warehousing facility in Dallas County.

The new expansion more than doubles the size of the existing operation, resulting in a 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing and fully-automated warehousing facility, necessary to meet increased demand for LATICRETE system materials in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the company says.

Company co-owner and senior vp, Henry B. Rothberg, cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially commemorate the expansion and modernization of the environmentally friendly Grand Prairie facility.

In two different categories under “New Construction,” the use of LATICRETE system materials will help contribute a point towards the LEED measurement category MR 5.1 (Materials and Resources) for any new construction project where 10 percent of the gross value of the total project utilizes materials extracted, processed or manufactured within 500 miles of the project. When the total gross value of the project meets or exceeds 20 percent and is within 500 miles, an additional point is credited towards LEED certification for the project under the measurement MR 5.2.

Under the criterion EQ 4.1, when GREENGUARD Certified system materials from LATICRETE are used to install ceramic tile or natural stone inside the building, an additional point is awarded towards the LEED certification of the project.