Wilsonart® Engineered Surfaces announced it will increase its thermally fused laminate (TFL) capacity and footprint in North America with a new facility in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Construction will commence immediately with anticipation to be fully operational by July 2021.
The company’s investment in land and a new quick-cycle press, which will significantly increase production capability on the West Coast, is the latest milestone in the growth of its TFL business. In 2015, Wilsonart added branded TFL Panels to its Coordinated Surfaces suite, becoming the single-source for high-pressure laminate, TFL panels, edgeband, and cabinet doors featuring more than 230 Wilsonart designs and 11 textures.
In 2016, Wilsonart acquired TFL manufacturing in Oxford, Mississippi, and purchased two quick-cycle press lines, and in 2017 the company expanded its TFL portfolio with the acquisition of KML™ Corp. based in Tacoma, Washington. The Oregon facility will support the continued growth of KML and Wilsonart® branded TFL products, including The LUJO™ Collection.
By offering the best available match between materials in the industry, Wilsonart eliminated one of the most common frustrations design professionals face, which is the convenience of matching cabinet doors, casework, and worktops from one source. This program provides hassle-free specifying across surfacing options while leveraging Wilsonart’s distribution network.