Batavia, Ill. -- Wedi North America recently celebrated the official U.S. factory grand opening, along with a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the landmark event. Management and staff from wedi, local and state officials, and wedi customers, partners and supporters attended the ceremony. Guests also had the chance to tour wedi’s new U.S. production facility.

The new facility, which serves as both a corporate office and factory, has created a substantial number of new jobs for the local community. Celebrating the start of domestic production, wedi management continues on its path to implement their defined growth and internationalization strategy, which includes this investment in wedi quality products proudly made in the U.S. The production capacity is designed to cover the demand in the North American regions in the coming years.

The opening of the U.S. production line compounds wedi’s commitment to this industry, North American market and the U.S. economy.

“The local production of building panels is aimed at significantly increasing our local competitiveness in the marketplace and securing a dependable supply chain for our customers in the North American market,” said Stephan Wedi, managing partner of the wedi Group.

Reflecting on wedi’s new venture in the U.S., Bastian Lohmann, wedi North America’s director added, “Here in the upper American Midwest, we not only found the environment for state-of-the-art production, the people and technology needed, but also the vendors for raw material and complementary product. We are proud that we have them with us, we are proud of what we make, and we are extremely competitive with any other product, no matter where it’s made.”

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