Scott Bader recently announced that it has acquired a new facility in North Carolina as it strives to meet growing domestic and global demand for its structural adhesives and gelcoats. The investment sees the acquisition of a 110,000-sq-ft industrial unit on a 15-acre site in Mocksville, N.C., which with further investment will be developed into a state-of-the-art gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility.

This will be Scott Bader’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 human resources, R&D, commercial support, and applications.

The company reports that 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 company aims to have the plant be fully operational by the first quarter of 2023.

“We’re delighted a company with the pedigree of Scott Bader has chosen our county to invest in and expand their offering nationally and overseas,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The new infrastructure will be a great addition to the area and the creation of 27 immediate new jobs is a real economic boost. I hope Scott Bader and our region mutually benefit from one another for many years to come.”

According to, Art Murphy, sales director for Scott Bader North America, “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.”

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