DeZURIK, Inc. to expand Sartell, Minnesota manufacturing, open new facility in Houston, Texas
Production at Schaumburg, IL, facility to be transferred to Sartell and Houston
DeZURIK, Inc., a market-leading valve manufacturer in the municipal and industrial markets, today announced plans to expand production at its Sartell, Minnesota, headquarters and open a new rapid fulfillment facility near Houston, Texas.
“This change will allow us to better serve our customers while continuing to deliver worldclass quality and superior performance in innovative valve technologies,” said DeZURIK President and CEO Bryan Burns. “We are dedicated to making the transition as smooth as possible for customers and employees alike.”
Production will gradually be phased out of the company’s Schaumburg, Illinois, location, which DeZURIK has operated since acquiring the industry-leading, APCO brand seven years ago. Roughly two-thirds of the volume will be moved to the company’s headquarters in Sartell, which specializes in custom manufacturing for complex customer requirements. The company expects to hire approximately 30 highly skilled employees and make capital investments into its Sartell facility to expand production.
The remaining volume will move to the new location near Houston, which is ideally situated to serve DeZURIK’s strong customer base in the Southern part of the country. The target date for completion of the transition is March of 2019. The Schaumburg facility employs approximately 60 employees, who will have the opportunity to seek employment at one of DeZURIK’s other facilities, or to work with a DeZURIK-provided outplacement company to find new employment.
About DeZURIK, Inc.
DeZURIK, Inc., headquartered in Sartell, Minnesota, is a market-leading valve manufacturer in the industrial and municipal markets, with DeZURIK, APCO, Hilton and Willamette brands used by customers on an international basis. In addition to the Sartell location, DeZURIK also has manufacturing in Cambridge, Ontario and Redmond, Washington to support the growing needs of its customers. Granite Equity Partners is the majority owner of DeZURIK, Inc. Founded in 2002, Granite Equity is a private investment and holding company based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. For more information, see www.GraniteEquity.com.