KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — TeMa North America, a manufacturer of insulation and drainage systems for residential, commercial and industrial use, will be opening their first North American facility in Jefferson County.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at the new site in Kearneysville that will soon be home to a state of the art 42,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

Nicolas Diehl of the Jefferson County Development Authority told WEPM News that the site in Kearneysville was chosen over locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

“They looked at several sites and they fell in love with this site and this county,” he said. “We are thrilled to have them.”

TeMa North America CEO Tony Ciotti said he plans to stay close to the project as the construction process begins. He also said his company’s expansion in the region is only the beginning.

“We will have plenty of opportunities to expand the company in the near future,” Ciotti said. “The forecast will be only to expand and to double the size of what we are doing now. This is only the beginning.”

Ciotti said the facility will employ 30 people and will be completed by the end of September.

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