Hazleton, Pennsylvania plant to produce energy-efficient, cost-effective, low-carbon building solutions for Northeast markets
HAZLETON, Pa., February 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nexii Building Solutions (Nexii), a Canadabased at Green Construction Technology, today announces the opening of its first plant in the United States at Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The plant manufactures sustainable building products using Nexiite, a proprietary material that can be used as an alternative to concrete but with a significantly lower embodied carbon content.
Nexii owns and operates factories to manufacture and distribute innovative and sustainable building solutions across North America. Due to the high demand for green building products, Nexii is also working with licensees, called Nexii Certified Manufacturers (NCMs), to develop and operate additional factories in the United States and Canada. This supports the rapid expansion and supply of sustainable building products, while creating new green jobs in NCM communities.
Hazelton is the first NCM plant to open in the United States and is operated by Pennsylvania partners John Wolfington and Dan Metzler of NEXUS-1, LLC. This plant brings hundreds of new green jobs to the region, with additional jobs expected to be added in the future and ancillary jobs generated by its construction projects. The 180,000 square foot facility is located on the site of a former steel pole manufacturing plant, has a team of over 100 people when it opens and immediately serves customers in the eastern United States .
“We are delighted that the first unveiling of Nexii in United States is in Hazeltona community that has proudly played a vital role in America’s manufacturing heritage,” said Stephen Sidwell, CEO, Nexii Building Solutions. “As we look to the future and work with communities like Hazelton – moving away from industries like coal or steel – Nexii Hazleton will be a model of innovation, determination and the future of sustainable construction.”
“New challenges breed new opportunities,” added John Wolfington, co-owner of NEXUS-1. “Everyone working at the new plant is excited and committed to being part of this critical transformation. We are so proud of our team and the contribution we make to building a better future for the people of Hazelton and for the world.”
Nexii panels are used to manufacture building products for industrial, residential, and commercial (CRU) retail units, high-performance enclosures, and retrofits of existing structures. Nexii buildings have up to 33% less embodied carbon than conventional building materials and resist fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Nexii’s build process also speeds up standard build times by up to 75% and eliminates nearly all construction waste on site.
the Hazelton The plant is expected to produce up to 8 million square feet per year of Nexii panels for green projects across the Northeastern United States. With expanding federal policies aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change, Nexii Hazleton is addressing an urgent need for sustainable buildings, with retrofits in particular being a critical requirement for many US customers and communities.
NCMs are instrumental in Nexii’s expansion plans, focused on accelerating the supply of sustainable buildings and construction products, and expanding green jobs across North America.
You can find information on job opportunities by visiting nexii.com/careers.
Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) is a green building technology company committed to building a vibrant future for people and the planet. Nexii designs and manufactures high-performance buildings and green building products that are sustainable, cost-effective and resilient to climate change. The Nexii system also dramatically reduces construction times, enabling the rapid development of green buildings across North America. Nexii is suitable for industrial/commercial/institutional, mixed-use, multi-family and single-family residential homes, as well as the green renovation market.
For more information, visit www.nexii.com or connect with us on Instagram (@NexiiBuilds), Twitter (@NexiiBuilds) or LinkedIn (Nexii Building Solutions).
1 Determined by third-party Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Nexii’s precast panels contain up to 33% less embodied carbon than conventional building materials such as tilting concrete and steel stud equivalent base designs .
2 Based on field assembly of Nexii CRU enclosure versus conventional enclosure.
3 Nexii’s complete construction solution reduces on-site construction waste to near zero through a combination of precision manufacturing, flat transport and rapid on-site assembly.
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