Waco, TX – Uzin Utz North America, Inc. has selected Waco, Texas to build its second North American manufacturing facility. Uzin Utz North America is a subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG based in Ulm, Germany and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product installation systems for all types of floor coverings worldwide. The $34 million (USD) investment will yield a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing facility that will produce self-leveling compounds, thin set and grout material for tile installation, and patching compounds under the UZIN brand.
Additionally, the facility will be home to the Uzin Utz North America training center bringing nearly 1,000 flooring professionals annually to the Waco facility for training seminars on various best installation practices of all types of floor coverings. Uzin Utz North America will also be relocating its R&D lab from its current facility in Dover, Delaware.
“The continued growth in the state of Texas, central location of Waco to current raw material suppliers and shared values of the city leadership with our business philosophy made for a natural fit,” stated Matthias Liebert, President of Uzin Utz North America Inc. “During this unique economic and global situation, we have continued to see a strong demand for our products which made a second manufacturing facility necessary to maintain our high standards of product innovation, quality, speed of delivery, and technical service.”
The new facility will be located at the intersection of Mars Drive and Texas Central Parkway and will mark the third location in North America for Uzin Utz North America Inc. Current locations include a manufacturing facility in Dover, Delaware and distribution facility in Aurora, Colorado. The expansion also adds to the extensive global manufacturing footprint of Uzin-Utz AG with manufacturing facilities in Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Indonesia, and China.
Uzin Utz North America’s decision to locate in Greater Waco represents a regional economic development collaboration between the City of Waco and McLennan County, with both entities strategically partnering to provide incentives to support the project.
“I’m thrilled that Waco’s economy continues to grow in 2021 with the addition of Uzin Utz, who is bringing good jobs and great capital investments to Waco. This is further evidence that Waco’s pro-business approach makes it an ideal place for projects such as this. Many thanks to our partnerships at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and McLennan County for partnering with the City of Waco on this project and welcome to Waco, Uzin Utz,” said City of Waco Mayor, Dillon Meek.
McLennan County Judge Scott Felton stated, “Uzin Utz recognizes that Waco and McLennan County are not only a great place to put a manufacturing company, but also an excellent place to establish its R&D program. Having Baylor University, MCC, and TSTC, as well as the BRIC, calling Waco their home, our business community can benefit from a business relationship with those entities to boost their R&D efforts.”
About Uzin Utz North America, Inc.: Based in Aurora, CO, Uzin Utz North America, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Uzin-Utz AG, Ulm, Germany. The company was founded in 1911 and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product systems designed for the preparation, installation, finishing and care of all types of floorcoverings. Uzin Utz North America, Inc. offers its products under the Uzin (moisture mitigation, primers, leveling compounds and adhesives), Pallmann (Hardwood Complete™: subfloor preparation, adhesives, sanding, surface treatment & floor care) and Wolff (floor strippers, grinders and installation tools) brand names. For more information visit the Uzin-Utz North America website: us.uzin-utz.com or call 866-505-4810.