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“The completion of this project is a major milestone for the company. By consolidating all of our adhesives production into a single state-of-the-art plant, we are positioned to be much more efficient and competitive,” CEO Ted Clark said. “Further, South Bend is a great location for us because we can ship more economically to our customers located throughout the United States and Canada, and it provides attractive investment credit incentives to build our business into the future.”
Since the announcement of its relocation plans in February of 2009, Royal has spent over $4.3 million on the expansion of the South Bend site with the addition of an 8,300-square-foot manufacturing area, a 5,100-square-foot product development lab and a 22,500-square-foot warehouse. The project was completed in less than 14 months, from the time of the initial corporate decision to full production.
“We received a great deal of support from the City of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the State of Indiana, enabling us to move through the permitting process quickly and complete the expansion on time and within budget,” said Randy Greenlee, vice president of Operations. “In addition, we were able to utilize local contractors for the construction and installation of the new production and laboratory equipment.”
For more information, visit www.royaladhesives.com.