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Doka Grows with the Industry – Onward and Upward!

As we march steadfastly into 2022, we see a changing world, both on a national and global scale. While there is a lot of uncertainty, forecasters continue to note that all aspects of construction — from planning, design, procurement, and construction to operations, maintenance, and renovation — face immense changes and an ever-increasing workload. Of course, with increased work brings the challenge that has plagued companies since last year, specifically the inability to recruit new and committed talent. According to a model by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry will need to attract nearly 650,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2022 to meet the demand for labor. At Doka, we are proud of our employee-centered culture that makes Doka a desired employer, which ensures we are able to continue to provide top service and quality products to our valued customers. Leading forecasters have also shared their views on construction market prospects in 2022 and beyond, and the good news was they saw a regained footing for construction cost inflation and a robust supply of work in the pipeline. There will also be an increased focus for this year on environmental sustainability and engaging with employees. Doka has made a commitment to ensure a healthy concrete industry and a sustainable future for coming generations. There is a lot of work to be done, and we know that the construction industry is eager for efficiency gains. In response to increased construction activity, Doka has engaged in a multipart expansion of our offices to better serve our customers. Our ‘‘Pathway to Growth’’ is a series of exciting expansions throughout the year. It brings a new 23,000-square-foot home for our new USA headquarters, which will now be located in Kenilworth, N.J. This space will also house our Northeast Branch team and our Support office team. The Pathway to Growth plan also includes enlarged and renovated facilities for our Southeast Branch (Atlanta / Southern Region), where all operational excellence improvements are completed and on-going renovations will begin in Q3 2022. Additionally, a new facility for the Southwest Branch (Houston / Southern Region) is scheduled for completion in December 2022. A new facility for the Florida Branch (Lake Worth / Southern Region) is scheduled for completion by mid 2023. This growth will focus on Doka’s commitment to improving service to our customers, so we can quickly respond to any needs as construction demands increase. As we streamline our operations, see just how Doka is helping the industry grow ---ever onward and upward!

Michael Kennedy, CEO, Doka USA

 

New Doka USA Headquarters & Northeast branch office underway

As part of our “Pathway to Growth” strategy in the USA, we are upgrading and expanding our facilities across the USA to better service our customers. As part of the expansion, we have found a new home for our USA headquarters located in Kenilworth, NJ. Renovation and construction plans are currently underway on a 17-acres property to house our Northeast New York Branch team and our Support office team. The property includes over 10 acres of formwork storage capacity, reconditioning, and preassembly, including even more expansion. With 23,000 sq. ft. of office space, the new location will house our 150+ employees with additional space for new recruitments. “We want our team to look forward to coming to Doka every single day. Our new home is designed to create a collaborative environment in a spacious and modern setting to allow creative thinking, innovative ideas, and engagement in teamwork. We take pride in providing the best solutions to contractors and will now be even more equipped to expand on this with the proper environment for our team,” stated Michael Kennedy, CEO, Doka USA, Ltd. “With a target move-in date in this summer, the new facility is located just 20 miles from New York City and will support our team in delivering high-quality, innovative formwork solutions and services to clients across the Northeast from Maine to Pennsylvania,” stated Kennedy.

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Arial view of new Doka location in Kenilworth, NJ

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