Posted: Nov 14, 2012 5:35 PM by Associated Press
TUCSON (AP) - Building systems manufacturer Aris Integration has announced that it will be locating its corporate headquarters in Tucson.
Manufacturing operations are expected to begin in 2013, and the company expects to hire nearly 600 workers over the next five years.
Aris will make customizable wall panel systems from light-gauge steel framing and foam insulation for residential and commercial buildings.
The company will also offer design and engineering services for its building systems.
United Kingdom-based Fusion Building Systems will be a partner in Aris' new factory.
Aris officials say the pool of experienced construction workers was among the reasons the company chose southern Arizona.
Regional economic development officials welcomed Wednesday's news, saying more manufacturing businesses will contribute to a stronger economy.
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