It was a celebration recently in Hillsboro as officials with the Canadian-based shingle manufacturer, IKO Industries, were on hand to take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new flagship facility.
IKO Industries North American President David Koschitzky told the over 70 people on hand that the manufacturing plant will be a milestone for the company.
“This project will be the final piece in creating IKO’s truly national manufacturing network in the United States. The plant that we construct on this site will be a flagship facility for our operations and will play an important role in serving businesses and homeowners throughout the Southwestern United States,” the president said.
Hillsboro Mayor Edith Omberg welcomed the company, adding that the city is looking forward to a long and productive relationship with IKO.
Noting that many people worked for over three years leading up to the groundbreaking, Jack Gannon, president of the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, said that the HEDC and city are excited about working with a family-owned, international company. It will create 50 jobs and construct a 250,000-square-foot facility that will invest $80 million into the community, which is the largest industrial investment in the history of the city and Hill County.
While thanking numerous people involved in the project, Koschitzky added, “Most importantly, though, I also want to thank the people of the City of Hillsboro for making us welcome in your home. We look forward to being a part of your community for many, many years to come.”
IKO Industries has grown to over 25 plants in North America and Europe since being founded in 1951. It is a world-wide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets.
For more information on IKO, go to www.iko.com.
IKO BREAKS GROUND ON NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY. Officials with IKO Industries were in Hillsboro last month for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its newest roofing products manufacturing facility. David Koschitzky, IKO’s president of North American operations, told the over 70 people on hand that the company’s Hillsboro plant is its final piece in creating a truly national manufacturing network in the United States. The 250,000-square-foot, $80 million facility is expected to begin production in 2017.
Shown at the groundbreaking are (l to r): Arthur (Art) Mann-Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) administrator, Jack Gannon-HEDC board president, Lee Roy Jordan-developer, Edith Omberg-Hillsboro mayor, Koschitzky, John Anhang-IKO Industries director of special projects, Jimmy Adams-Hillsboro Independent School District executive director of finance, Danny Bodeker-county commissioner and David Teel-Hill College Board of Regents president.
(For more information contact Derek Fee-IKO corporate communications director at 416-780-5898 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Arthur Mann-Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation at 254-582-5776 or email@example.com.)