NEXII CERTIFIED MANUFACTURER

Creating green manufacturing jobs

With an investment of more than $20 million, the NEXUS-1 team will bring approximately 200 new, skilled green manufacturing jobs to Commerce, Texas. Once fully operational, the plant will be able to produce more than 8 million square feet of building panels every year, serving projects in Southern U.S. markets. Current open positions can be found at www.nexii.com/careers.

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Our Team In Hazelton

Joined by purpose to reinvent how the world builds. Chosen to lead and motivated to build a vibrant future for people and the planet.

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.

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