dormakaba has doubled its manufacturing capabilities in Phoenix by moving into a new facility it calls “the Americas Hollow Metal Center of Excellence.” The new 100,000-square-foot facility allows for connected, innovative and efficient hollow metal manufacturing, according to the company. dormakaba will produce door frames, including hollow metal, elevation, corner and arch top, lock seam, seamless edge, slope top and arch top doors at this location.

“Investing in this facility, and the Phoenix community in general, was an easy decision for us,” says Michael Kincaid, COO. “We have a strong and resilient workforce here, and they are incredibly passionate about the products they produce and the customers they serve; these are characteristics that enable truly great things. Being the trusted leader in smart access solutions starts with the best people, and that is why we are investing in Phoenix.”

dormakaba’s new facility went online in December 2019 with full production initiated in January 2020. The company’s goal for this facility is to provide its customers with faster, more dependable custom hollow metal doors and frames.

According to a statement from the company, the new facility expands capacity, shortens lead times, extends fabrication capabilities and uses new manufacturing systems to improve sustainability. The new equipment includes a new Schroder bending machine for the door line, a new glue and assembly booth, a new exhaust system for grinding, an additional punch press for the small parts area and a new paint system.