Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Welcome ARDEX Americas! Groundbreaking today in Stockton

   ARDEX Americas held official groundbreaking ceremonies this afternoon to mark construction of its 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility and technical training center to be constructed in the Triangle Business Park in east Stockton.
   The $9 million Stockton plant, being built by Sisler & Sisler, is part of a multi-million dollar strategic project that focuses on a $25 million, five-year investment strategy for ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Products segment.
   Mike Crouch, ARDEX Americas Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer said the family-owned business originated in Germany and began operations in the United States in 1978.
   "We have four plants in the US," said Crouch, "But we've never had a presence on the West Coast and we are very excited to be here."  He said the site selection was based on San Joaquin County's " great logistics, raw materials, its Port and the personal relationships we developed along the way."
   San Joaquin Partnership  President & CEO Mike Ammann called the event "another great day of teamwork in San Joaquin"  and said ARDEX's training aspect is beneficial to the whole region.
   Crouch said the training facility will draw 2000-3000 contractors a year for technique training in  ceramic installation.  He said the ripple effect in  hotel and restaurant revenue in the County will be substantial.
  We welcome ARDEX Americas to San Joaquin USA!
Pictured above L-R: Shelley Burcham, Vice President, Client Services, San Joaquin Partnetship; Lori Angelo CFO, ARDEX Americas; Kenny Sisler, Sisler & Sisler Construction; Janice Miller, Program Manager, City of Stockton; Marshall Seavers, Project Manager & Plant Manager, ARDEX Americas; Mike Ammann, President & CEO, San Joaquin Partnership; Mike Crouch, VP & CMO, ARDEX Americas;Aaron chaffee, Regional Sales Manager - Western States, ARDEX Americas; Susan Eggman, Councilmember District 5, City of Stockton; and Jim Masterson, Director of Strategic Projects, ARDEX Americas.

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