Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces will increase its thermally fused laminate capacity and footprint in North America with a new facility in Klamath Falls, Ore. Construction will commence immediately with anticipation to be fully operational by July 2021.
“Our offerings have garnered tremendous support from both specifiers and fabricators. TFL is a key part of that offering, and this next expansion is a continuation of our strategy to enable us to meet growing demand and better serve our customers,” says Ron Ubertini, Wilsonart VP of product management.
The company’s investment in land and a new quick-cycle press, which will significantly increase production capability on the West Coast, is the latest milestone in the growth of its TFL business. In 2015, Wilsonart added branded TFL panels to its Coordinated Surfaces suite. In 2016, Wilsonart acquired TFL manufacturing in Oxford, Miss., and purchased two quick-cycle press lines. In 2017, the company expanded its TFL portfolio with the acquisition of KML Corp. based in Tacoma, Wash.
“This facility will allow us to better serve our customers today while preparing for the growth of tomorrow,” Ubertini says. The Oregon facility will support the continued growth of KML and Wilsonart branded TFL products, including The LUJO Collection.
By offering this match between materials, Wilsonart eliminates a common frustration for design professionals – the convenience of matching cabinet doors, casework, and worktops from one source. This program provides hassle-free specifying across surfacing options while leveraging Wilsonart’s distribution network.
“We are fully committed to providing the North American marketplace with a reliable source of surfacing options across the range of material options now and in the future,” says Ubertini.