PITTSBURGH NCI Group Inc., a subsidiary of NCI Building Systems Inc., has opened a coil-coating facility in Middletown, Ohio, in order to grow its domestic footprint.
The facility, which will be run by NCI subsidiary Metal Coaters, has been in the works since Houston-based NCI purchased the site for $4.9 million from Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Material Sciences Corp. two and a half years ago (amm.com, June 28, 2010).
Metal Coaters already has operations in Marietta, Ga.; Jackson, Miss.; and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The Middletown facility, which has undergone an overhaul that included the addition of a rail spur and the installation of an embossing unit, is expected to expand the companys reach into the upper Midwest and the Northeast.
"We are confident this facility will provide numerous advantages to all three of our business segments by expanding our ability to serve new and existing customers economically and expeditiously," Norman Chambers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Houston-based NCI Building Systems, said.