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Ohio Governor John R. Kasich Tours Quanex’s Cambridge, Ohio, Facility

Post Time:Sep 27,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:62

Cambridge, Ohio, September 22, 2012 (NYSE:NX) – Over the past six months, Quanex Building Products has added 150 new jobs at its Cambridge, Ohio, facility, which is the central hub for its insulating glass spacer production. The company’s continued dedication to creating jobs in Ohio inspired a Sept. 21 visit from Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.

Governor Kasich toured the facility and gave a brief address to Quanex employees. David Petratis, CEO, Quanex Building Products, also addressed the crowd.

“We feel extremely honored that Governor Kasich visited Cambridge to help us celebrate Quanex’s growth in Ohio and our continued dedication to the community,” Petratis said. “Together, we are building strength through innovation, continuous improvement and, above all, integrity. I’d like to personally thank Governor Kasich and everyone who joined us for this special day.”

Recent renovations to the 417,000-square-foot Cambridge facility included a dramatic transformation of the plant floor to optimize efficiencies and double the company’s production output. The entry was given a new, chic look with an LED-lit globe signifying Quanex’s global presence, composite flooring and branded stone walkway leading into the entrance. Visitors will also enjoy a new Customer Experience Center featuring a video wall, product samples and a meeting space overlooking the research and development area.

Quanex’s dramatic transformation has garnered the attention of other elected officials with representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Congressman Bob Gibbs and Congressman Bill Johnson attending an employee event on August 23.

“By expanding operations in Cambridge, Quanex is confirming what Ohioans have always known—our state’s workers are the most dedicated and skilled in the nation,” said Senator Sherrod Brown in a recent statement. “These high-paying advanced manufacturing jobs will strengthen Guernsey County’s economy and boost eastern Ohio’s manufacturing base.”

Quanex has 20 locations worldwide and has taken an active role in engaging lawmakers on issues and opportunities faced by the communities in which it operates and in the markets it serves. For more information about Quanex Building Products, visit www.quanex.com.

ABOUT QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS:
Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered products and components, serving the energy-efficient building products markets. It is an ROIC-driven company that grows shareholder returns through a combination of organic growth via new products, programs and strategic acquisitions.

Investor Contact: Jeff Galow, 713-877-5327, jgalow@quanex.com
Media Contact: Erin Johnson, 330-447-7337, erin.johnson@quanex.com 
Local Media Contact: Megan Grote, 513-284-8141, megan.lavelle@akhia.com

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