Edgetech I.G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrated the official opening of its Heinsberg, Germany, manufacturing plant on May 19 with more than 150 guests.

“The much-anticipated Heinsberg grand opening was an incredible success,” says David Petratis, chairman and CEO of Quanex. “To walk among industry leaders from around the world and to see firsthand the excitement surrounding the new facility was inspiring.”

“Super Spacer® and warm-edge technology in general has been embraced by the increasingly energy-conscious marketplace in Europe,” adds Mike Hovan, who served as Edgetech’s president for 11 years. “The Heinsberg manufacturing plant comes at the perfect time when Edgetech anticipates 80 percent growth in the region this year alone.”

At the grand opening, Edgetech officials provided tours of the facility and unveiled plans for further expansion.

According to Andy Jones, Edgetech’s European managing director, the company will add two more extrusion lines by 2012 to accommodate the expected sales growth.

David Petratis, Chairman and CEO, Quanex Building Products Corp.; Stephan Pusch, District Administrator; Andy Jones, Managing Director, Edgetech Europe; Wolfgang Dieder, Mayor of Heinsberg; Mike Hovan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Quanex Engineered Products Group; Petra Wassner, CEO, NRW.INVEST GmbH; Dr. Joachim Steiner, Managing Director of the Economic Development Corporation, County of Heinsberg.

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