On Thursday, June 28th, MBCI held the Grand Opening celebration of its new 116,000 square foot insulated metal panel (IMP) manufacturing facility in Mattoon, Ill. MBCI’s first facility was opened in Jackson, Miss., in 2010.
Officials from the state of Illinois, the city of Mattoon, the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce and Coles Together, the economic development organization for Coles County, took part in the celebration, along with executives from NCI Building Systems and MBCI, a number of customers from the area, and our esteemed workers at the facility and local sales force.
After a brief welcome from our Master of Ceremonies, Executive Director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce Mary Wetzel, NCI’s President and CEO, Norm Chambers, spoke about how the success of our IMP product line allowed us to open the facility as an investment for the future.
Also speaking at the event were State Senator Dale Righter, Mattoon Mayor Tim Gover and the Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity David Vaught.
MBCI President Mark Dobbins closed the speaking portion of the event by thanking all of the people at NCI, MBCI and our vendors that had a part in renovating the facility and creating the new line. He went on to thank the employees at the facility for all of their hard work up to this date and in the months and years to come.
The event was closed with lunch and a tour of the manufacturing line for all in attendance.
In the end, the event was a huge success, and we are excited to start serving our customers with products from our innovative manufacturing line.