To improve its positioning in the Southeast, Denver-based Environmental Stoneworks has begun construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant in Cobb County, outside
To improve its positioning in the Southeast, Denver-based Environmental Stoneworks has begun construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant in Cobb County, outside Atlanta, with a projected start-up in December 2006 and initial payroll of 65. Environmental Stone manufactures and installs faux stone or brick veneer and architectural precast for residential and commercial projects.
Over the last decade stone veneer has experienced explosive growth in the Southeast, says Environmental Stoneworks CEO Cameron Klein. By supplementing our existing installation business in the metro-Atlanta area with manufacturing, we will be able to better serve our national and regional builder customers with faster turnaround times and an expanded product line. The company has gained national recognition, he adds, for its ability to deliver manufactured stone products, superior installation, and unrivaled customer service to the residential and commercial construction sector. The producer is currently pursuing additional expansion opportunities in Texas, the Carolinas, and the Midwest.
The Atlanta plant follows recent Southeast market-targeted capacity improvements by other faux-stone veneer operators, including Owens Corning, which in late 2004 announced a $16 million investment in its Chester, S.C., Cultured Stone plant; and, Alluriam Stone, a Birmingham, Ala., independent that relocated from its original shop to an 80,000-sq.-ft. plant last year.