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Jushi USA and Gray Construction Are Pleased to Partner on 1st U.S. Manufacturing Project

Jushi USA and Gray Construction Are Pleased to Partner on 1st U.S. Manufacturing Project

China Jushi USA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass reinforcements and fabrics to the reinforced plastics industry worldwide, selected nationally-ranked Gray Construction to design and build its first manufacturing facility in the United States. The new campus will include five buildings totaling 660,000 s.f. as well as an 80,000-ton production line designed to supplement the U.S.’s growing composite material industry.

“The new South Carolina facility is evidence of our determination to be further globalized, first creating markets and then supporting them locally,” said Zhang Yuqiang, president of China Jushi. “In 1995, our products entered the U.S. market. We are now exporting capital and want to work with the U.S. to promote the fiberglass industry and market.”

“We have selected Gray Construction as the partner in order to achieve this goal,” he continued.

China Jushi USA Corporation has been operating domestically for over twenty years and already has distribution centers in Columbia, S.C.; Elkhart, Ind.; and Irwindale, Calif. The new facility will serve as the company’s new U.S. headquarters and will supply reinforcements to a wide variety of industries including marine, construction, infrastructure, transportation and alternative energy.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with China Jushi USA Corporation in seeing its first U.S. manufacturing operation become reality,” said Phil Seale, Gray’s executive vice president, manufacturing/food & beverage markets. “We look forward to a successful project that will not only impact the local economy but will also play a role in building America.”

About China Jushi USA Corporation

Jushi Group, headquartered in the Tongxiang Economic Development Zone, Zhejiang, China, is one of the world’s largest producers of fiberglass reinforcements. With three production bases in Tongxiang, Jiujiang, and Chengdu, and total assets of over $1.3 billion USD, Jushi’s ISO 9001 facilities and 10,000 employees, can churn out over 900,000 metric tons of fiberglass per year. Their expansion plan includes adding an additional 500,000 metric tons of melt capacity by 2015. Jushi USA, currently headquartered in Irwindale, California, is a leading supplier of fiberglass reinforcements and fabrics to the reinforced plastics industry in the U.S. With distribution Centers in South Carolina, Indiana, and California, Jushi USA is able to supply reinforcements to all regions of the U.S.

For more information, visit China Jushi USA Corporation.

About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally-ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a manufacturing expansion project for Lydall, Inc. in Hamptonville, N.C.; a fresh pork processing facility for Clemens Food Group in Coldwater, Mich.; a manufacturing facility for Michelin North America, Inc., in Anderson, S.C.; and an automotive manufacturing facility for ZF Friedrichshafen AG in Gray Court, S.C.

If you have manufacturing plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, executive vice president, manufacturing/food & beverage markets at pseale@gray.com. Or, contact Jeff Bischoff, executive vice president, business development at jbischoff@gray.com.