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NCI starts operations in Costa Rica and foresees to grow their employee base by the end of 2018

NCI starts operations in Costa Rica and foresees to grow their employee base by the end of 2018

• NCI invested approximately $800K in 2018 and plans to invest an additional $500K in 2019.

San José, Costa Rica. September 10th 2018. NCI Building Systems, one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of metal products for the nonresidential building industry, inaugurated its new facilities in Costa Rica today. The Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, the Head of Investment Promotion, Pilar Madrigal, NCI’s executives and special invitees participated in the event.

NCI’s family of industry-leading brands works side-by-side to design, manufacture and deliver a comprehensive range of products for the non-residential construction industry – from metal coating components to insulated metal panels to complete building systems.

Developing engineering and sketching capabilities in Costa Rica will significantly improve lead times delivering Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings to their customers in North America.

Costa Rica became an attractive location for NCI's Design Center due to the country’s highly skilled talent pool. Additionally, Costa Rica shares the same time zone with U.S. Central time, enabling the best support to all of its customers throughout North America.

The company already hired 34 people and expects to further grow to 60 employees by the end of 2018. They foresee hiring a similar amount of people in 2019.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez said: “We received the news of NCI’s establishment joyfully. Opening this new design center demonstrates that, in Costa Rica, we continue to offer adequate competitiveness conditions like ideal investment climate, strategic location in the heart of the Americas, and specially, top class human talent. The Alvarado Quesada government will continue to work firmly to offer an even more competitive business climate. Congratulations and best wishes to NCI."

NCI’s President and CEO, Don Riley, said, “Our strategy is to leverage NCI’s Advantaged Platform to grow sales through building and construction solutions for our customers. This requires the expansion of our Engineering and Sketch departments, with our new Design Center in San Jose, Costa Rica. We have found that Costa Rica has an exceptional human talent pool that has allowed us to quickly enable our implementation process. The Company is currently recruiting Architects, Engineers and Sketchers interested in working with our own patented analysis and design software, to create pre-engineered metal building solutions for a wide range of building structures.”

The Head of Investment Promotion, Pilar Madrigal, said: “The 61,595 Costa Ricans that currently work in services companies, like NCI, contribute to bring added value to the exports and the operations of the services sector. According to IBM Consultants 2017, Costa Rica positioned itself as the number one FDI investment destination for high-value added projects. We believe that NCI’s operation will contribute positively to the country’s total exports and to generate more quality jobs for the local human talent”.

Those interested in applying for a job position in the company, can send their resume to the following hyperlinks


About NCI Building Systems
NCI Building Systems, Inc. is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. NCI is comprised of a family of companies operating manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Mexico with additional sales and distribution offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

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