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Dover, DE, 05-20-2014 - Uzin Utz Breaks Ground on new U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Aurora, Colo. (May 22, 2014) --- Uzin Utz Manufacturing North America Inc. (Dover, DE), a subsidiary of Uzin Utz AG (Ulm, Germany), broke ground May 20th on their first U.S. dry mortar plant in Dover, Delaware located at the Garrison Oak Technical Park. The 53,000 s/f facility will house the company’s first U.S. production of self-leveling and patching compounds, an R&D and training center and the offices for Uzin Utz Manufacturing North America. Joining Dr. Werner Utz, Chief Executive Officer of Uzin Utz and Philipp Utz, Uzin Utz Manufacturing North America President, were Gov. Jack Markell, Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, Mayor David Bonar, Alan Levin, Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office as well as other city and state officials.

Gov. Markell thanked Dr. Utz and Philipp Utz for choosing Delaware as the site for the new dry mortar plant. “Since coming into office five years ago, my goal has been to have Delaware compete and win on the global playing field. Today, were celebrating yet another win,” Gov. Markell said. “Uzin Utz is the textbook definition of an anchor tenant. With more than a century of excellence, the parent company is both stable and secure. And in Philipp Utz, the company’s subsidiary is led by a fourth-generation executive who will merge Uzin Utz’s tradition of excellence with its ideas for tomorrow.”

Founded by Georg Utz in 1911, Uzin Utz AG is an over 100 year old family-run company that specializes ­­­­in professional installation systems for all types of floor coverings including leveling compounds, moisture mitigation systems and adhesives for carpet, resilient and wood flooring.

“We are very excited about the groundbreaking today. With this manufacturing plant we demonstrate our strong commitment to U.S. customers, the State of Delaware and the City of Dover,” Philipp Utz said. “Garrison Oak Technical Park provides an ideal location with access to a skilled workforce and modern infrastructure that will allow us to expand the plant in the future.”

The plant will create 23 new jobs including the addition of 3 chemical engineers, who will focus their attention on developing products exclusively for the North American flooring market. This new facility comes after 2 years of strong distributor development and sales growth within the U.S. The new facility is scheduled to begin production in April 2015.

About Uzin Utz Manufacturing & UFLOOR Systems Inc.

Uzin Utz Manufacturing North America Inc. and UFLOOR Systems Inc. are subsidiaries of Uzin-Utz AG, Ulm, Germany. The company was founded in 1911 and is a vertically integrated manufacturer of product systems designed for the preparation, installation, finishing and care of all types of floorcoverings. UFLOOR Systems offers its products under the Pallmann (Hardwood Complete: subfloor preparation, adhesives, sanding, surface treatment & floor care), Uzin (moisture mitigation, primers, leveling compounds and adhesives), and Wolff (floor strippers, grinders and installation tools) brand names. For more information visit the UFLOOR Systems website: www.ufloorsystems.com or call 866-505-4810.