Mankiewicz Coatings has announced the expansion of its U.S. operations to a 10-acre parcel located in the Charleston Regional Parkway in South Carolina. Only four years after the 2010 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s new facility in Charleston, the demand for products outgrew Mankiewicz’s U.S. operational footprint, creating the need for a new site with more capacity to serve the robust North American market.
In addition to an already existing administration building on the new Charleston Regional Parkway property, three new buildings have been constructed for new production, logistics, warehouse operations with a total of nearly 90,000 sq. ft. — four times the size of the prior Charleston facility nearby on Jessen Lane.
The company, which manufactures high-technology coatings for various industries, including wind power, has been serving North America locally in the U.S. for 18 years.
“After increasing local development and production and relocating to Charleston, SC in 2010 we were able to demonstrate to our customers the commitment to the U.S. market. The proximity to the Charleston seaport and the ability to develop and produce
locally has most assuredly paid out,” says Fabian Grimm, Managing Director, Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC. Mankiewicz’s U.S. business doubled revenue just three years after its relocation to Charleston in 2010.
Within these new buildings, Mankiewicz will continue its mission of developing coating concepts for the future with a cutting-edge research and development lab, a state-of-the-art paint production center, a semi-automated logistical complex, as well as an application center to train North American applicators on new technologies.
“It was an easy decision for the Mankiewicz group’s owner, Michael Grau, to approve a multi-million dollar investment for our U.S. expansion,” continued Grimm. “The new facility in Charleston will allow for increased local production volumes and faster response times for our customers, as well as provide additional employment opportunities for the local community. We are proud to continue to invest in our North American operations, and excited about our next phases of development here as demand projections look very favorable for our products.”
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