Hydromer Relocates Operations to Concord, North Carolina
A leader in the field of developing high-performance polymers and surface coatings that are lubricious (slippery), condensation controlling, and hydrophilic (work well in liquid environments), Hyromer recently sold its facility in Branchburg, New Jersey.
According to company officials the move to North Carolina is part of its blueprint to continually augment its capabilities so it can provide even more mission-critical technologies and services to its many medical, industrial, and green chemistry customers and markets.
“Hydromer’s new headquarters and manufacturing facility will be specialized, more flexible, and adaptive in design to capture operational efficiencies and enable a quicker customer response time,” says Martin C. von Dyck, Hydromer’s Executive Vice President of Operations.
“It will feature modular production elements, empowering more agile and leaner productivity, therefore allowing our company to adapt and change much faster to meet its diverse customer requirements,” he added.
The Charlotte NC region has been a focus of Hydromer’s relocation and growth-oriented business strategy for quite some time, officials noted. Knowing that the area is a well-established international business hub with over 1,000 international firms and is bustling with an exciting culture of growth and talent, proved captivating. The region’s position as a growing talent hub, its competitive business climate, and North Carolina’s consistent ranking as one of the top U.S. states for business partly due to one of the lowest corporate income taxes in the country, were also factors in the company’s relocation decision.
Another reason for relocation came in the form of data provided by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, company officials noted. The organization details that the plastics manufacturing industry is 85 percent more concentrated in the Charlotte region than the national average, with over 10,000 people working in the sector. Hydromer continues to build relationships with companies in the plastics industry, as many of its products and research and development initiatives are a natural fit for partnership initiatives.
“We are very excited about Hydromer coming to our area,” says Bill Dusch, Mayor of the city of Concord, which is in the greater Charlotte area. “Their highly inventive polymer-based products and manufacturing processes will create high quality jobs that will fit in well with our community.”
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