Pictured (from left) are: Bill Qiu, Mr. Quansen Pu (town commissioner of Songjiang XinBang Town, Shanghai City), David Rothberg, Erno de Brujn, Al Canosa (Member of Board, LATICRETE), and Ms. Yan Zhou (town mayor of Songjiang XinBang, Shanghai City).

LATICRETE International, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its manufacturing plant in China recently at Songjiang, Shanghai. LATICRETE (Shanghai) Building Material Co. Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based LATICRETE International. The opening of the China facility represented another milestone in the firm’s 50-plus years of business, the company said.

The new plant is the first fully owned LATICRETE plant outside of the U.S. and has been designed and tailored to meet the stringent quality requirements of LATICRETE plants worldwide. Its production line manufactures dry mortars, latex and epoxy products which include tile and stone adhesives, grouts, latex additives, waterproofing, floor underlayments and EIFS systems serving Greater China, the company noted.