For Immediate Release
Ann Smith-Tate, President | CEO Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
913.631.6545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
American Construction Metals locating new manufacturing plant in Shawnee
Plant will hire 100 jobs over the next five years
Shawnee, Kansas (April 9, 2018) – The Shawnee Economic Development Council (SEDC) announced today that American Construction Metals (ACM) will locate their manufacturing and distribution plant in Shawnee in April, 2018. ACM will lease
approximately 120,000 square feet of Building 3 in the Westlink Business Center off K7 and 43rd Street. The company will start initially with 15 jobs and grow to 100 jobs over the next five years. The Shawnee, KS facility will be the fifth manufacturing and distribution facility for ACM joining plants in Beloit, WI; Apollo Beach, FL; Houston, TX; and Lodi, CA. Whitney Kerr, Jr and Rob Holland of Cushman Wakefield led the real estate team for this project.
ACM is a leader in exterior metal building products ranging from rainware to siding accessories with more than 32,000 products. The facility will manufacture steel and aluminum exterior building products including roofing accessories, gutter and rainware accessories, trim coil, and siding and soffit accessories.
“This new plant will provide additional capacity to support the increasing need for our products, allowing greater service to markets throughout Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri,” said Executive Director Steve Reuter. Mayor Michelle Distler stated “ACM is a great fit for the Shawnee community. We have a strong manufacturing base and the workforce accessible to help the company grow. We are equally pleased to see the success of the Westlink Business Park in Shawnee. The governing body has been a strong supporter of this project from its inception.”
“Shawnee is seeing tremendous momentum in our ability to attract new jobs and investment to the community,” echoed Ann Smith-Tate, President and CEO of Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. “Today is another day that we are able to give our community not only an opportunity for new jobs, but pride in knowing that we are a player in the region for continued economic growth.”
About American Construction Metals
ACM, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a business unit of ABC Supply Co., Inc. The company was founded in 2002 and is an industry leader in exterior metal building products such as rainware, trim coil, edge metals, siding accessories, and soffit and fascia. ACM is focused on delivering exceptional service with innovative products and programs.
About Shawnee Economic Development Council
The Shawnee Economic Development Council (SEDC), a division of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Corporation, works collectively with the City of Shawnee and the Shawnee Chamber to drive business growth and development. The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Corporation, a 501 (c) (6), includes the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, the Shawnee Economic Development Council and Visit Shawnee.