When the Ardex Americas manufacturing plant in Mansfield, Texas, was built in 2009, it was approximately 35,000 square feet. The warehouse expansion that broke ground last month will accommodate growing business by adding 45,000 square feet.
The Ardex Plant in Mansfield employs 14 people on two shifts and will produce about 19,000 metric tons, or nearly 42 million pounds of product, in 2014. The location is also home to one of eight Ardex Academy Training Centers in North America, and the site has recently been recognized by the city of Mansfield as an industrial leader in the community.
The Mansfield Plant earned SHARP Certification in 2012 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, establishing it as a Safety Benchmark Facility. According to OSHA, by achieving SHARP status, the plant and its workers are in an elite group of small businesses that maintain exemplary injury and illness prevention programs.