Pictured left to right: Guido Trussardi, director of engineering services; Luciano Trussardi, director of group investments; Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of MAPEI Group; Judith Valles, mayor of San Bernardino; and Rafaelle Greco, architect of record for the San Bernardino plant.

MAPEI Americas Plant Number 14 is now online in San Bernardino, Calif. The 111,000 square foot building will serve California, Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of the worldwide MAPEI Group; and Nicolas Di Tempora, president of MAPEI Americas; along with San Bernardino Mayor Judith Valles officially opened the plant at a ceremony held on-site in late January.

Di Tempora said of the facility, "We are very pleased with the first phase, and when the following two phases are complete within the next several years, the San Bernardino site will be the largest plant in the Americas and will manufacture all of MAPEI's product lines."

The San Bernardino plant will initially produce powder products for all MAPEI product lines, including mortars and grouts for tile, cementitious products for concrete restoration, and cement patching compound for use under vinyl, carpet and wood floor coverings. The facility was designed by architect Rafaelle Greco, and sits along Highway 215.