Channell Commercial Corporation, a firm focusing on thermoplastic enclosures and advanced copper and fiber connectivity products, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to Rockwall, Texas, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area.
The 175,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will be located at the northwest corner of John King Boulevard and Justin Road Extended. It will reportedly house the largest structural foam machine in the State of Texas.
“Rockwall is becoming well known for attracting and expanding national and sustainable companies in the advanced manufacturing and technology sectors,” said Sheri Franza, Rockwall Economic Development Corporation President/CEO. “Channell Commercial Corporation is a first class, global telecommunication technology supplier, and we are privileged to have them join our business community.”
“Channell’s decision to relocate their nearly 100-year-old family business to Rockwall is a testament to the quality of our corporate business environment and solid political climate. I believe Rockwall is the perfect location and provides all the elements to foster and support Channell’s international growth strategy. Channell’s new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Rockwall will be a huge attraction for other advanced manufacturing operations seeking a strong city and state to support their organization,” Franza said.
"Today's announcement is a positive indicator of the growth and health of our advanced manufacturing sector," said Franza. "We're proud that Channell Commercial Corporation has chosen to locate in Rockwall. Their decision shows REDC’s strong commitment to retain, relocate and grow business in Rockwall."
“After a two-year search, I am pleased we selected Rockwall,” said Bill Channell, CEO for Channell Commercial Corporation. We are eager at Channell to begin developing this new facility and we’re very appreciative of the men and women within Rockwall City Management that have already begun paving the way for us to break ground in 2014. Furthermore, our customers located east of the Rockies, in Canada, and throughout Latin America will greatly benefit logistically from our decision to build in Rockwall."
“From a quality of life perspective, we believe Rockwall will allow us an advantage in recruiting top talent nationally. The REDC’s association with Texas A&M University offers additional opportunities to find new engineering talent to join Channell. Overall, we are very optimistic regarding this business venture and look forward to many successful years of manufacturing in the Rockwall community,” he added.