Ohio Governor Visits Quanex Plant

September 24, 2012

To mark the company's continued success in creating new jobs, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich recently visited Quanex Building Products' Cambridge, Ohio, facility. Over the past six months, Quanex has added 150 new jobs at location, where it manufactures insulating glass spacer.

Gov. Kasich toured the facility and gave a brief address to Quanex employees. David Petratis, CEO, Quanex Building Products, also addressed the crowd.

“We feel extremely honored that Governor Kasich visited Cambridge to help us celebrate Quanex’s growth in Ohio and our continued dedication to the community,” Petratis said. “Together, we are building strength through innovation, continuous improvement and, above all, integrity. I’d like to personally thank Governor Kasich and everyone who joined us for this special day.”

Recent renovations to the 417,000-square-foot Cambridge facility include a dramatic transformation of the plant floor to optimize efficiencies and double the company’s production output, the company reports. The entry was given a new look with an LED-lit globe signifying Quanex’s global presence, composite flooring and branded stone walkway leading into the entrance. A new Customer Experience Center featuring a video wall, product samples and a meeting space overlooking the research and development area has also been added for visitors.

Quanex’s activity at the Ohio facility has garnered the attention of other elected officials with representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Congressman Bob Gibbs and Congressman Bill Johnson attending an employee event on August 23.

“By expanding operations in Cambridge, Quanex is confirming what Ohioans have always known—our state’s workers are the most dedicated and skilled in the nation,” said Senator Sherrod Brown in a recent statement. “These high-paying advanced manufacturing jobs will strengthen Guernsey County’s economy and boost eastern Ohio’s manufacturing base.”

Governor Kasich, right, listens to Quanex officials during a tour of its
Cambridge, Ohio, facility last week.