KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — With a groundbreaking ceremony this week, TeMa North America and West Virginia officials celebrated the Italian-based manufacturing company’s first North American venture.
The new 42,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing plant will produce insulation and drainage systems for residential, commercial, and industrial sectors using automated plastics-extrusion technology.
“TeMa North America is investing in a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility that will create 30 new jobs. TeMa is the latest international company to locate in our 400-acre Burr Business Park, and with each new tenant, we are further strengthening and diversifying our economy in Jefferson County,“ says Nicolas Diehl, executive director of the Jefferson County Development Authority.
TeMa North America, one of 19 worldwide subsidiaries of Technologies and Materials, is based in Trieste, Italy. TeMa is globally well known for its continuous research and development of new products in the insulation, drainage and geotechnical sector. The company also has production systems with plants in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Romania and Russia.
Winchester-based Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is the design-builder. Over the last several decades, Shockey has been involved as a building partner in many new manufacturing projects for both international and domestic clients.
“Among the most rewarding aspects of being a client’s partner is that — together — we can offer opportunities to those who live in the communities we serve. Our partnership with TeMa and its leadership has been delightful, and the jobs TeMa provides will help families in Jefferson County for decades to come,” says Jeff Boehm, President of Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
The architect is Design Concepts. The project is expected to be completed on a fast track schedule, and is expected to open this fall.