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Canadian-Based ZyTech Building Systems Locates Manufacturing Center in Glendale, Arizona

Area Development Online News Desk (03/12/2013)
ZyTech Building Systems, a Canadian-based provider of roof trusses, floor systems, wall systems and lumber packages to homebuilders and contractors, will locate its advanced manufacturing facility in Glendale, Arizona, providing building systems to companies throughout Arizona and neighboring states.

The city of Glendale said the firm will utilize more than 40 truss design technicians to provide engineering services. Glendale’s Economic Development Department worked with partners, the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council to assist ZyTech in choosing Glendale. ZyTech plans to hire 60 employees within the next few months and 300 within the next three years.

Besides the ideal rail-served property location on 27 acres, ZyTech’s President and CEO Glenn German said another factor for choosing Glendale for expansion was the National Hockey League’s Coyotes team whose home is in Glendale. “We are huge hockey fans, and truly, when we were scouting out our new location, we wanted to be affiliated with an NHL team,” said German. “We look forward to opening our doors in Glendale and making a name for ourselves within Arizona’s construction industry and the surrounding community.”

“This is a great economic opportunity for the city to have a major role in being a new resource for the homebuilding and commercial building industries,” said Jeanine Jerkovic, Glendale’s Economic Development Administrator. “This new Arizona business is a positive reflection of the collective efforts of our economic development partners, both the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and the services they provide to cities like Glendale.”

“We welcome ZyTech to Glendale and look forward to the ripple effect this company will have on the local economy,” said Glendale Vice Mayor Yvonne Knaack, of the Barrel District, where ZyTech is located. “With the building industry continuing to grow stronger, we anticipate ZyTech’s new Glendale location to be a hub of activity that benefits the entire region and state.”

The Arizona Commerce Authority worked with the Canadian Arizona Business Council to help find ZyTech’s new strategic location in Glendale. “ZyTech Building Systems’ technologically advanced manufacturing facility will strengthen Arizona’s manufacturing capabilities, one of our state’s critical base industries,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “The decision for this Canadian-based company to expand to our state reinforces Arizona’s competitive standing in the global marketplace, increases foreign direct investment and bolsters our international business development with the Canadian market – our country’s top trading partner.”

GPEC echoes the importance of having an international company choose Arizona for business. “ZyTech is yet another example of how our region is attractive to Canadian-based companies,” said GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome. “ZyTech’s computerized and automated production allows consumers to complete home projects faster and with more precision – this will be a great new addition to the city of Glendale and the city did a fantastic job assisting the company with their location decision.”

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