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IRIS USA Breaks Ground on Fourth U.S. Manufacturing Facility

IRIS USA Breaks Ground on Fourth U.S. Manufacturing Facility

IRIS USA, a manufacturer and distributor of injection-molded plastic products, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its fourth U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility to be located in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. The new facility will reinforce production for the company’s supply system and allow for a more efficient e-commerce distribution system.

“Everyone in Luzerne County and on the Governor’s Action Team has gone out of their way to be incredibly welcoming and helpful, so it’s easy to see why so many distinguished companies have chosen to locate here. We can’t wait to be part of the Hazle Township community,” said Doc Takahashi, president of IRIS.

Official "turning of the dirt" for IRIS USA's fourth U.S. manufacturing facility

IRIS USA selected top-ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm Gray Construction to design and build its new 500,000 s.f. facility.

“We’re excited to partner with IRIS USA on the company’s fourth U.S. facility,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “This project will play a significant role in increasing the company’s supply chain as well as the local economy.”

IRIS USA, a subsidiary of IRIS Ohyama, also has plants in Surprise, Arizona; Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and Mesquite, Texas. The new facility will additionally serve as a distribution center for products such as home appliances and simple furniture pieces.

Situated on 30 acres of land, IRIS USA’s new facility is expected to be complete in 2020 and create nearly 100 jobs for the region.

About IRIS USA

IRIS USA was established in June, 1992, and has been expanding its business by having production and distribution bases in Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. The company’s simple concept of helping others to live life organized has been the central focus of IRIS USA, Inc. since 1994 when it introduced a line of clear plastic storage products to the North American market, including their revolutionary mini-chest series. More than a decade later, the company continues to dedicate resources and efforts to designing and developing products that bring organization, convenience, comfort and beauty to everyday living.

The dedication to excellence has earned IRIS USA a reputation as a leading manufacturer of high-quality storage products at affordable prices. IRIS USA works hard to maintain its reputation through continual product innovation and an everyday commitment to solving consumers' storage needs. This continued focus has resulted today in IRIS USA being able to offer consumers an extensive line-up of organizational products for their every use: home, office, craft & hobby and pet.

To learn more, visit IRIS USA.

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 under way or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala., as well as a new global logistics parts consolidation center (PCC) for Mercedes-Benz in Woodstock, Ala.; a world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a manufacturing facility for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio; a fresh pork processing facility for Clemens Food Group in Coldwater, Mich., a winner of ProFood World magazine’s Manufacturing Innovation Awards; a state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility for Kraft Heinz recently named Food Engineering’s 2018 Plant of the Year in Davenport, Iowa; and a fiberglass manufacturing facility for Jushi USA in Columbia, S.C.

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