MiTek Expands Manufacturing Operation in Arizona
TOLLESON, AZ (August 24, 2020) — MiTek, a diversified global supplier of integrated software, service, engineered products and automated solutions to the building industry, announced today an expansion of its Phoenix-based manufacturing operations later this year.
Currently, MiTek produces connector plates and MiTek Builder Products in its 261,000 square foot plant located at 7890 West Lincoln, Tolleson, Arizona. MiTek will expand its presence into a neighboring building (7506 West Lincoln) which provides another 153,000 square feet, increasing operation footprint by nearly 60 percent.
“Our experience working with the City of Tolleson and the Arizona Commerce Authority over the years has been nothing short of exceptional,” said Mark Lee, President – Residential North America at MiTek. “When considering where to invest resources to advance our business operations, it was only natural to further our commitment to the Phoenix area.”
“Tolleson is known as a major employment center in the West Valley hosting more than 25 Fortune 500 companies who have grown their businesses in Tolleson. We are thrilled to learn of MiTek’s expansion and commitment to remain in the region, and just like they are committed to the success of their customers, we too believe that their success is our success,” stated Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar.
The expanded Tolleson site will produce MiTek’s Lateral Systems (Hardy Frame®) and Custom MiTek Builder Products. MiTek will add 40 new full-time positions and make an initial $5 million investment in facility and equipment.
“MiTek’s decision to expand its Tolleson facility highlights the rapid manufacturing industry growth we continue to see here in Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re proud to provide the ideal environment for innovative companies like MiTek to succeed. Thanks to the entire MiTek team for investing in our state and creating new opportunities for our residents!”
“We are excited to bring new jobs to a market with great talent,” Lee said. “We look forward to adding new team members who will contribute to our culture and enable us to accelerate our efforts to deliver technologies that provide much needed shelter and create thriving communities.”
MiTek operates around the world in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Its global locations are made up of manufacturing plants and distributions centers, along with software, engineering, and commercial offices.
MiTek® is a global provider of building solutions for the residential and commercial construction industries. Utilizing software, services, engineer products, and automated manufacturing equipment, MiTek partners with clients to accelerate their genius and deliver breakthroughs in building. With a rich 60-year history and a network of 6,500 team members worldwide, MiTek pairs local expertise with global capabilities. As a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) company since 2001, MiTek has a record of continuous growth and innovation. Learn more at www.mii.com.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.