Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces and Hanwha L&C Corp. have announced a joint-venture agreement to operate a 125,000ft² manufacturing facility in Temple. Both companies needed to expand production lines because of increased demand for solid surfaces.

This agreement enables Hanwha L&C to expand their business not only in the US, Canada but also in South America market. With the establishment of the joint venture, Hanwha L&C will be able to establish a long-term growth base in America solid surface market. It is able to launch new products with the highest level in the industry, and further strengthen the status in the market by expanding its distribution network and improving customer accessibility. In addition, it plans to concentrate on the convenience and service of consumers through ‘One-week delivery’ based on the logistics competitiveness with geographical advantage.

Construction will begin in early 2018, however, a projected opening date has not yet been set.

Wilsonart Engineered Surface manufactures and distributes High-Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface and other engineered surface materials applicable for furniture, office, and kitchen countertops.