Nexii Certified Manufacturer

Bringing green manufacturing jobs

Wolfington is bringing his deep ties to Pennsylvania and experience in real estate development to the facility. With an investment of more than $20 million, NEXUS-1 will create more than 180 new, skilled green manufacturing jobs to the city of Hazleton. Once fully operational, the plant will be able to produce more than 8 million square feet of building panels every year, serving projects in Northeast U.S. markets, including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Current open positions can be found at www.nexii.com/careers.

Our Team in Hazleton

Dan Metzler

While Dan’s focus and expertise has always been in the medical field, he took a liking to the construction industry. In 2012, Dan and his partner Frank created Southern Shore Development, specializing in custom home building and land acquisition. To date, Southern Shore has completed 10 custom homes for a variety of customers primarily in the South Jersey Region.

Most recently, in 2020, Dan and his partner John Wolfington formed Nexus-1 which will manufacture all green building materials for the construction industry. In December they bought their first factory in Hazleton, which will employ over 200 people in PA and are slated to break ground on five more in the next five years. Dan’s business success is built on his core values focusing on simple premise of accountability, customer service that raises the bar and a creating a solution for the increasing costs of manufacturing and business enterprise. His proud alum of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia Textile) where he received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance.

John Wolfington

John Wolfington, President of Wolfington Companies began his career working for his father in the automotive and transportation industry. With a lineage in the auto industry, as deep as being a member of the family that sells those yellow school buses you see everywhere, John leased commercial and personal vehicles for the family before eventually pursuing his passion in real estate development. He went to work for commercial real estate developer O’Neill Properties, leasing and selling commercial real estate. In 2000, he started his own company developing office, industrial, retail, and residential buildings. He has built both new construction and renovated and repurposed old buildings. His expertise has been redeveloping old buildings and sites and repurposing them into higher and better use developments, with his projects ranging from $2M to $125M in size.

Since that time, he has developed over 5 million sq.ft of buildings and land. John has extensive experience with local, state, and federal government agencies and has raised millions of dollars of public funding for projects. John has also sponsored the acquisition, leasing, and development of resort projects in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Scott Morris

Scott has over 20 years manufacturing operations leadership experience in industries such as building products, construction equipment, precision machining, and 3PL logistics. Most recently Scott was Business Unit Director for M-B Companies and Plant Manager for Henry Company. Throughout his career he has been an avid student and practitioner of World Class Manufacturing techniques such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control and PFMEA. Scott also prides himself on his ability to build and lead strong, cohesive teams.

Upon completing his education at North Adams State college Scott went on to join and serve in the United States Navy. He graduated Naval Aircrew Candidate School in Pensacola Florida at the top of his class and earned his wings as well has other commendations for academic excellence and leadership. After completion of his training, Scott was deployed to the Persian Gulf and flew multiple combat missions in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Currently, Scott and his wife Jennifer reside in Lewisburg PA with their 5 children. Both he and his family are highly active in their church and are dedicated to community service.

Adam Eckley

Client Experience Manager

Adam brings over two decades of building industry experience to the Nexii/Nexus-1 team.

He has been a part of construction projects large and small across the United States, from custom residential homes to heavy industrial. Adam started his career in production and has served in roles in sales, design, development, and management. His reputation for constant improvement, attention to detail, and ability to find simple solutions to complex problems has brought him to his current position leading the Client Experience team at Nexii/Nexus-1.

Outside of his professional work, Adam is passionate about the conservation of our planet’s natural resources and dedicates time to numerous organizations, serving as a board member for the Pennsylvania Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. He enjoys outdoor activities, chasing his two young sons and living a sustainable lifestyle in the country.

Mell Espinal

Mell is a dynamic HR leader with over 12 years of progressive experience and proven success designing, implementing, managing, and administering HR, Payroll, and Benefits solutions at various national and international leading companies. Her industry expertise includes retail, distribution, manufacturing, and construction.

Most recently, Mell held a dual role at Insteel Wire Products, as Human Resource & Safety Manager, where she successfully managed performance, business goals and objectives for both departments. Mell’s contributions led to improved business performance, increased employee engagement, and business growth. Mell also previously led Human Resources, as HR Director, at Haddad Plumbing & Heating Inc. and held various HR roles at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and at The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Mell is a Culture Champion; she is most passionate about creating work environments that enable employees to do their best work. She is deeply committed to developing talent and is dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

Mell is an active member of the local Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter (NEPA) and the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); she also belongs to the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Mell holds an associate degree in Business Management, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources; and is currently enrolled in the Human Resources & Organizational Development Master’s degree program at Strayer University. She resides in Drums, PA with her two children, and puppies named Blue and Nino.

Frank Zwiercan

Senior Project Manager

Frank has over 25 years of experience in the Construction industry with a focus on Project Management.

Frank has held roles of Estimator, Project Manager, and VP of Operations. Most recently, he has held the position of Sales Manager for a large structural precast concrete manufacturer. He has experience in constructing all sizes of manufacturing facilities, parking garages, warehouses, and medical facilities.

Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Frank and his wife Marie reside in Reinholds, PA. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. In their spare time, they enjoy everything outdoors and traveling to see family and friends. Frank enjoys hunting and fishing.

Kimberly Curreli

Controller

Kim has over thirty years of progressively responsible experience setting up companies that are starting operations and meeting the ongoing financial management needs for manufacturing sites. Self-directed with an outstanding work ethic, Kim is motivated by challenge and functions effectively both individually and as a team member. She is a resourceful problem solver who offers sound strategic thinking and decision-making skills. Articulate and personable, she interacts easily with individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

Kim holds both a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and Associate in Business Management from Pennsylvania State University. Kim also has a Pennsylvania Notary License.

Currently, Kim and her husband Mario reside in Brandonville, PA, with their three pugs and Maine coon cat. Mario and Kim are active in their church, volunteering to raise funds for numerous charitable organizations through the Pride Motorcycle Club. They also enjoy traveling.

commercial unit

Starbucks Cafe

Starbucks Canada aspired to operate more eco-friendly stores under its global sustainability strategy and turned to Nexii for a solution.​

HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENVELOPE

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Nexii has partnered with PEG Companies (PEG) to deliver the exterior building envelope for the long-awaited Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

commercial unit

Popeyes

The restaurant benefits from a Nexii commercial retail solution featuring a high-performance building envelope in ways that are both practical and transformational.​