The company has invested $16 million to purchase a 110,000 square foot industrial building on a 15-acre site in the SouthPoint Business Park on Hwy 601 N. With further investment, the site 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 site 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 innovative Scott Bader products. The plant aims to be fully operational by Q1 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.”
Scott Bader is the sixth manufacturer to select Davie County over the past four months. Last week, DFA USA, which designs and manufactures sound deadening and insulation materials for the automotive industry, announced its expansion and relocation to Mocksville. Since June, Sportsfield Specialties, the industry-leading manufacturer of athletic field equipment; Carolina Shutters & Blinds, which manufactures custom plantation blinds; Liberty Storage, which designs and constructs custom storage buildings; and Hayward Holdings, a global designer and manufacturer of pool equipment and associated automation systems, have established facilities in Mocksville.
Commenting on the latest expansion plans, Art Murphy, sales director for Scott Bader North America said, “This latest investment makes clear our commitment to the North American market, as well as to our global growth strategy.” He continued, “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 firmly focused on establishing its innovative composite and adhesive products in North America and Asia.
According to a statement by the company, in keeping with its 2036 vision to steer towards sustainable growth, while increasing its global footprint, environmental impact has been a key consideration throughout the North Carolina development and will remain central to the investments in its new site. Investing in people and technology to ensure both the build and ongoing operations are as efficient as possible.
Scott Bader is an established €249 million global chemical company employing almost 700 people across six manufacturing sites and 15 offices. Using our combined global resources and expertise we continue to be a leader in the manufacturing of products for the Composites, Advanced Composites, Adhesives and Functional Polymer markets, offering a full range of technologies and manufacturing capabilities for many market sectors. We remain committed to providing quality and innovation through ongoing investment in R&D ensuring new and existing products meet our customers’ specific needs. For further information visit scottbader.com