Quanex Makes Major Investment at its Mikron Washington Facility
HOUSTON, (NYSE: NX) —Quanex Building Products has announced a major investment in its Mikron® brand of vinyl window and door profiles in the form of new, state-of-the-art extrusion equipment at its Kent, Washington, facility.
The advanced manufacturing lines are sourced from Extrunet, an Austria-based company specializing in industry-leading extrusion technology. Quanex anticipates that the new lines will be fully operational by early 2020. Once complete, this facility will be one of the most advanced extrusion operations in North America.
“We’re making this investment because we fully believe in Mikron® and its continued success,” said Bob Daniels, president, North American Fenestration, Quanex Building Products. “By driving new efficiency in our manufacturing capabilities, our customers will experience the benefits firsthand in the form of improved production stability and overall customer experience.”
The new lines are fully digitized, enabling the production team’s unprecedented insight into relevant data and analytics to help drive manufacturing efficiencies at every level. Quanex will continuously pursue Industry 4.0 manufacturing strategies that this new equipment enables.
Customers can expect the same industry-leading product quality and service from Quanex Custom Components moving forward, backed by the comprehensive support of the Quanex organization. Day-to-day operations and service platforms will remain the same as customers have come to expect. This is not changing.
“Being A Part of Something BiggerSM extends to all of the Quanex family,” said George Wilson, CEO of Quanex. “With our experience, talent, teamwork and commitment, the Custom Components team is in a perfect position to play their part in Quanex’s success.”
About Quanex, A Part of Something BiggerSM
Quanex (NYSE: NX) is a global, publicly traded manufacturing company primarily serving OEMs in the fenestration, cabinetry, solar, refrigeration and outdoor products markets. We are A Part of Something Bigger by improving the performance and aesthetics of end products through continuous innovation, helping customers achieve greater production efficiencies, dedication to giving back to communities where we operate, producing shareholder value and helping our employees learn, grow and thrive. Learn more at Quanex.com.