MBCI Celebrates IMP Facility Grand Opening
MBCI held the grand opening celebration of its new 116,000
square foot insulated metal panel (IMP) manufacturing facility in
Mattoon, Ill. on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The event included a
program, lunch and tour of the plant. More than 180 people were in
The program included speeches from Norm Chambers, Chairman,
President and CEO of NCI Building Systems, Inc., Illinois State
Senator Dale Righter, Director of the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity David Vaught, Mattoon Mayor Tim
Gover and Mark Dobbins, President of NCI's Components Division.
NCI purchased the facility in Mattoon in 1991 but had to close
its doors in 2008 when the commercial construction industry
suffered severely from the national economic downturn. As Chambers
stated, the success of the new product line has prompted the
company to reopen this facility as an investment in the future.
Dobbins noted that MBCI was able to maintain connections with
plant manager Brandon Cook and four other employees who had worked
for NCI previously, and with the reopening of the Mattoon facility,
was able to provide employment for these and 22 other individuals
at the plant. He also said that MBCI looks forward to adding
additional employment opportunities as product demand
This is the second IMP manufacturing facility MBCI has opened
since 2010. The first resides in Jackson, Miss.