MOCKSVILLE, NC – Scott Bader recently announced that it has acquired a new facility in North Carolina as it works to meet growing domestic and global demand for its structural adhesives and gelcoats.

The investment sees the acquisition of a 110,000-square-foot industrial unit on a 15-acre site in Mocksville, North Carolina, which with further investment will be developed into a state-of-the-art gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility. This will be the company’s second North American manufacturing site. The new development is expected to create 27 new jobs locally, with 21 in manufacturing and the other roles shared across HR, R&D, commercial support and applications.

The new premises was specifically selected to tap into North Carolina’s growing advanced manufacturing sector. The facility will be built with modern design principles and operate to GMP conditions, manufacturing a range of Scott Bader products. The plant aims to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2023.

Art Murphy, Sales Director for Scott Bader North America, commented, “This latest investment makes clear our commitment to the North American market, as well as to our global growth strategy. It comes as we also invest $2 million in Canada. We now have the additional capacity we need to be more responsive to customer needs and leverage the interest in our primer-less structural adhesives - amplifying the success we’ve already had with the portfolio. ”

Scott Bader’s international presence now totals seven manufacturing sites, 17 offices and two joint ventures worldwide, with future expansion plans focused on establishing its composite and adhesive products in North America and Asia.

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