Press Release: New Riverside, CA Plant

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New Riverside, CA Plant


Anaheim, CA — October 01, 2004 - ParexLahabra, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of its state-of-the-art hard-coat stucco manufacturing facilities in Riverside, CA in October 2003.


To maintain the highest quality standards in the industry in the face of significant increases in demand, ParexLahabra has invested significantly in blending and packaging technology to increase total output from its facilities. Other manufacturing changes include improvements in product merchantability, reduced material spillage through sonic sealing of bag goods, more accurate package weight through individual digital weighing, reduced airborne dust from the manufacturing process, preparation for ISO 9001, and extensions of the product lines.


The improvements in the manufacturing site include revised customer shipping traffic patterns to reduce loading times, extensive technical capabilities and manufacturing expertise to meet customers' needs for product availability, and market-specific stucco colors.


According to Francois Bouan, President of ParexLahabra, Inc., the facility's goals are "to consistently deliver outstanding customer service, manufacture superior quality products and maintain a safe and efficient operating environment. The investment that we have made in this facility reflects our commitment to reaching these goals for every customer with every order."


ParexLahabra, Inc. is a subsidiary of Materis, a 1.4 billion Euros worldwide company with five core businesses (mortars and facades, aluminates, admixtures, paint and refractories) servicing the construction industry.



About Parex USA

Parex USA, Inc., a California Corporation, is a subsidiary of the ParexGroup, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals and ready-to-use mortars for the construction industry. With 64 manufacturing sites and 9 R&D centers in 22 countries, the ParexGroup employs more than 3,700 industry professionals who are the cornerstone of this thriving global organization. To learn more about Parex USA, Inc., please visit



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