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Manufacturers Form Joint Venture, ASM (American Surfacing Materials),
and Team Up for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Texas Facility

TEMPLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ASM?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ASMlt;/agt;–Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces and Hyundai L&C USA held a ribbon cutting
ceremony on Thursday, May 16 to officially announce the grand opening of
their new manufacturing plant under their new joint venture, ASM
(American Surfacing Materials, LLC). Developed to support the continued
expansion and growth of Wilsonart®
Solid Surface
and Hanex®
Solid Surfaces
product lines, the facility will also create more
than 50 new jobs for the local area.

Approximately 50 guests attended the opening ceremony, including several
State and Local government officials, Temple Mayor Tim Davis,
Councilwoman Jessica Walker, County Commissioner Bill Schumann, and
representatives from both the Temple Chamber of Commerce and the Temple
Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Jung Seok Yoo, CEO of Hyundai L&C,
along with Wilsonart CEO, Mr. Tim O’Brien, and Mr. Young Wook Cho, CEO
of ASM, gave remarks at the event, praising the hard work and
collaboration that went into developing the new plant.

The 135,000 square foot facility features the most state-of-the-art
production equipment available, with the capacity to produce up to
300,000 sheets of solid surface annually. The facility will produce
solid surface sheets up to 60 inches wide, allowing a much higher degree
of flexibility and efficiency in fabrication and installation, saving
fabricators and their customers time and money. Additionally, the
plant’s central location allows both companies to maximize product
availability, proximity to customers and better serve the solid surface
market with American made products.

“For over 60 years, Wilsonart has held fast to a promise our original
founders’ made; that Wilsonart would always provide our customers with
industry leading products and unparalleled service,” said Tim O’Brien,
CEO of Wilsonart. “Today we celebrate that commitment with the opening
of this solid surface manufacturing facility right here in Temple,
Texas. Born out of a partnership with Hyundai L&C that has lasted 15
years, this new plant offers both of our companies an innovative,
state-of-the-art facility that will deliver distinctive products our
customers can’t find anywhere else.”

“The new ASM solid surface plant is an excellent collaboration between
two leaders in the industry. This partnership will allow both companies
to better serve their customers with US supply of the highest quality
solid surface on the market. We’re very excited about the positive
impact this will have on our Hanex Solid Surfaces customers’ ability to
realize greater efficiencies and success in their businesses,” says HS
Kim, CEO of Hyundai L&C in North America. “Through our collaboration
with our partner on this new facility and our strong national sales
network and distribution channels, Hyundai L&C USA can remain at the
forefront of solid surface manufacturing, innovation and customer
satisfaction.”

ABOUT HYUNDAI L&C USA, LLC:
Hyundai L&C (Living &
Culture) USA, based in Atlanta, GA, sells and markets high-quality
surfacing products under the HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces
brand names. The North American subsidiary of Hyundai Department Store
Group, a South Korea based corporation, Hyundai L&C seeks to create a
new living interior culture that goes beyond the boundaries of
construction materials and interior products to provide new value to
people and spaces, fostering deeper human connections and contributing
to an abundant world, in harmony with nature.

ABOUT HANEX® SOLID SURFACES:
Hanex® Solid
Surfaces next-generation products are meticulously crafted to withstand
even the most rigorous treatment, making it the ideal material for a
diverse range of residential and commercial applications in homes,
schools, healthcare facilities and businesses. Continually pushing the
boundaries of what is possible, Hanex’s goal is to elevate the lives of
the people who encounter these spaces by understanding what really
matters beyond aesthetics alone. To learn more about Hanex Solid
Surfaces, please visit www.hanexsolidsurfaces.com.

ABOUT WILSONART:
Wilsonart, a world leading engineered
surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love,
with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. The company
manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid
Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface
options for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential,
hospitality and retail markets. Operating under the Wilsonart®,
Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Laminart®,
Bushboard, Shore, Mermaid, Ralph
Wilson®, KML® and Durcon® brands, the
company continuously redefines decorative surfaces through improved
performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.wilsonart.com
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Wilsonart® Solid Surface, introduced in 1990, features an evolving
collection of design and color options, including popular large-scale
movement patterns and elegant, low-contrast designs, all with
coordinating integral sinks for commercial and residential use. For the
latest offering, visit www.wilsonart.com/solidsurface.

Contacts

PRESS INQUIRIES:

Rachel Wells
Hyundai L&C USA
rwells@rubberneckmedia.com
919.956.9400
x118

Tammy Weadock
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces
tammy.weadock@wilsonart.com
254.207.3444