Building envelope industry rainscreen leader Knight Wall Systems announced it has expanded its fabrication plant in eastern Washington to effectively double its capacity, according to company president Doug Knight.
Knight’s manufacturing plant and headquarters, constructed in 2016 and located near the Deer Park airport was approximately 20,000 square feet. The expansion provides an additional 28,000 square feet of manufacturing space, which will increase capacity by 100 percent, while providing space for new equipment needed to control costs and lead times.
“Our vision is to provide a one-stop shop for the building envelope industry by providing the solutions customers need for any rainscreen application,” Knight said. “The additional resources we have planned will help us meet that goal while controlling the costs to make it happen.
The Knight facility was built to surpass Washington State energy code requirements, Knight said, with high-performance continuous insulation throughout and LED lighting. The building was designed by Watson & Herres LLC, Spokane Valley, WA; and built by Kilgore Construction Inc., Spokane, WA.
Knight Wall Systems Inc., headquartered in Deer Park, Washington, is an innovator in building envelope technology. An Environmental Building News’ “Top-10 Green Building Product,” a Metal Construction magazine’s Readers’ Choice award-winner, and a two-time recipient of Architectural Record’s Record Products designations, Knight’s patented “drop-in” rainscreen and thermal isolation technologies have set new standards for building façades throughout North America.